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A Tolkien Valentine?

TengwarJunkie
The Shire


Jan 1 2013, 1:30am

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A Tolkien Valentine? Can't Post

So I want to send this girl I like a poem for Valentine's Day, she is a huge Tolkien fan and I thought she would really like a poem from one of Tolkien's books. Do any of you guys know of any LoTR love poems or romantic phrases in Elvish? I taught myself how to write in Tengwar, and I think she would get a real kick out of it.

Thanks in advance!

This is also my first post, Alla! (Hail!)

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.


Ataahua
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Jan 1 2013, 4:31am

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How about the Song of Beren and Luthien? [In reply to] Can't Post

It tells how the mortal Beren came upon the elf-maiden Luthien Tinuviel as she danced in a forest. (From memory, Beren was escaping a battle and was weary and broken.) Beren fell in love with her at first sight, but Luthien ran from him. It wasn't until Luthien came across him again that she fell for him as well.

Here is the poem:

The leaves were long, the grass was green,
The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,
And in the glade a light was seen
Of stars in shadow shimmering.
Tinúviel was dancing there
To music of a pipe unseen,
And light of stars was in her hair,
And in her raiment glimmering.

There Beren came from mountains cold,
And lost he wandered under leaves,
And where the Elven-river rolled
He walked alone and sorrowing.
He peered between the hemlock-leaves
And saw in wonder flowers of gold
Upon her mantle and her sleeves,
And her hair like shadow following.

Enchantment healed his weary feet
That over hills were doomed to roam;
And forth he hastened, strong and fleet,
And grasped at moonbeams glistening.
Through woven woods in Elvenhome
She lightly fled on dancing feet,
And left him lonely still to roam
In the silent forest listening.

He heard there oft the flying sound
Of feet as light as linden-leaves,
Or music welling underground,
In hidden hollows quavering.
Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves,
And one by one with sighing sound
Whispering fell the beachen leaves
In the wintry woodland wavering.

He sought her ever, wandering far
Where leaves of years were thickly strewn,
By light of moon and ray of star
In frosty heavens shivering.
Her mantle glinted in the moon,
As on a hill-top high and far
She danced, and at her feet was strewn
A mist of silver quivering.

When winter passed, she came again,
And her song released the sudden spring,
Like rising lark, and falling rain,
And melting water bubbling.
He saw the elven-flowers spring
About her feet, and healed again
He longed by her to dance and sing
Upon the grass untroubling.

Again she fled, but swift he came.
Tinúviel! Tinúviel!
He called her by her elvish name;
And there she halted listening.
One moment stood she, and a spell
His voice laid on her: Beren came,
And doom fell on Tinúviel
That in his arms lay glistening.

As Beren looked into her eyes
Within the shadows of her hair,
The trembling starlight of the skies
He saw there mirrored shimmering.
Tinúviel the elven-fair,
Immortal maiden elven-wise,
About him cast her shadowy hair
And arms like silver glimmering.

Long was the way that fate them bore,
O'er stony mountains cold and grey,
Through halls of ireon and darkling door,
And woods of nightshade morrowless.
The Sundering Seas between them lay,
And yet at last they met once more,
And long ago they passed away
In the forest singing sorrowless.





If you want something shorter, perhaps look at just pars six, seven and eight.

This is a very sweet for you to do for a Tolkien fan. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jan 1 2013, 4:32am)


TengwarJunkie
The Shire


Jan 1 2013, 4:50am

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

This is really good, I'll have to think about which parts I'll use (and if I'm patient or have good enough handwriting to write it out in Sindarin). Thanks so much! Wink

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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Jan 1 2013, 10:51am

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Awww, lucky lady! [In reply to] Can't Post

I do hope she appreciates your effort. :-)

"Vanimelda", I believe, means "beloved", approximately. Might help you a little.

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Ataahua
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Jan 1 2013, 6:46pm

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When in doubt, cheat. [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is the Sindarin translation for you. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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TengwarJunkie
The Shire


Jan 1 2013, 10:26pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

That should come in handy. I'll tell you guys how it works out.

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 2 2013, 12:11am

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What a lovely thing to do [In reply to] Can't Post

Fingers crossed for you. Smile


TengwarJunkie
The Shire


Jan 2 2013, 11:11pm

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Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

So I successfully have figured out how to write "As Beren looked into ... there mirrored shimmering" translated into Sindarin (thanks Ataahua!) in Sindarin script. I think I might just use this small part as it takes a while to write (and I wont have that much space on the card haha) and I don't want to make any mistakes.

I decided that this is the card I'm going to use: http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.5508823.8859/flat,800x800,070,f.jpg I really hope she likes it.

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

 
 

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