Poetry in Quenya (with English translation), the 1st full language in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium

Sing to the Stars

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Lindë ana i Eleni

Lindë ana i eleni

An toi indo lasta 

An illi lan i lómë

 

Rya siluva laucalyenna

Ar antalyenna esta

Et erinqua

 

Oialë, kene an te

Qui lye návë vanwa

An maurë an seron

Sing to the stars

For they will listen

To all during the night

 

Their glow warms you

And gives you peace

From loneliness

 

Forever, look to them

If you are lost

Or need a friend

The Rising Wind

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I Órë Súrë

Apa rimpa rámar sa lirusta

Fëastaldar loapoldorë

Tá imi i vilya

 

Tamminsúrë astova

Lanyalte ter fanyar

Ar yanwë i hellër

 

Moina Voronwa

Ámër etelehtar sancëva tennar

Ecelli úoi, an meldenaitër anna turyandë

On rushing wings that chant

Valiant souls grow strong

High in the air

 

Wind-forged from dust

They weave through clouds

And bridge the skies

 

Familiar patience

Delivers us from hateful thoughts

Forsaken never, for true friends give encouragement

The Surging Sea

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I Ëar Falastala

Mírë senda nu

I Falmali 

I ëar ëa yávinqua

 

Ná ëa raxëa

Húror ortarë lúne rambar

Nancarva

 

Lestaya sívë vanyat

En

Estë

Treasure rests beneath

The cresting waves

The sea is bountiful

 

But is dangerous

Storms raise blue walls

Of destruction

 

That disappear as they depart

Then soon

Peace

Resilient Mountain

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Orontinorna

Na

Téra

Aqualin

 

Mai norsondo 

Fëa poldorë

Úaica oialë

 

Túralócër har nuldë

Norala i menlómëo

Onr úna fírë, rië olos

Be

Straight up

Tall

 

Excellent stone giant

Spirit of strength 

Unfelled evermore

 

Great serpents close beneath you

Fear not the coming of night

Stones do not die, only dream

Growth

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Alasta

Almalumbër, insilr, ar aldar

Heruravanda á aqua 

Nár ilnómë hósilo

 

Nár ilnómë talo

Tuimar úvëa

Lomentië

 

Imi cén

Talte

Nu

Mushrooms, lilies, and trees

Do fully rule the wilderness

Indeed everywhere from hence

 

Indeed everywhere thence

Abundant sprouts

Travel far

 

In soil 

Down

Under

A Quenya Haiku

Normë ter taurer

Oio tá voronwië

San i turlandar

Race through forests

Endless high endurance 

Then the majestic fields

Doom

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Umbar

Yello et lá 

I tehta mettava 

TuIindo hí  

 

Autanulë 

Mandor ca cenítë  

Ter hencalcar 

 

Lómë nwámë 

Sacaenwina lúmë

An nolmëli

Call from beyond

The sign of the end

Will come 

 

Leave beneath

Halls behind sight

Through windows

 

Night howling

Search the old darkness

For much wisdom