In this 1952 recording, J.R.R. Tolkien recites the poem “Namárië”, Galadriel’s Lament from the chapter “Farewell to Lórien” in LOTR.
"Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen,
yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron!
Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier
mi oromardi lisse-miruvóreva
Andúnë pella , Vardo tellumar
nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
ómaryo airetári -lírinen.
Sí man i yulma nin enquantuva?
An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo
ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë,
ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë;
ar sindanóriello caita mornië
i falmalinnar imbë met, ar hísië
untúpa Calaciryo míri oialë.
Sí vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar!
Namárië! Nai hiruvalyë Valimar.
Nai elyë hiruva. Namárië!”
"Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind,
long years numberless as the wings of trees!
The long years have passed like swift draughts
of the sweet mead in lofty halls
beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda
wherein the stars tremble
in the voice of her song, holy and queenly.
Who now shall refill the cup for me?
For now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the stars,
from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds
and all paths are drowned deep in shadow;
and out of a grey country darkness lies
on the foaming waves between us,
and mist covers the jewels of Calacirya for ever.
Now lost, lost to those of the East is Valimar!
Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar!
Maybe even thou shalt find it! Farewell!”
tagged as: tolkien. The Lord of the Rings. galadriel. quenya.
- geekyraccoon reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin and added:
- sencerbulo likes this
- kellyjacobsbooks likes this
- no-the-other-john reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin
- foxtheami reblogged this from soulofawomanwascreatedbelow and added:
- fruutcat likes this
- s-irensongs reblogged this from peregrint
- fantasticlarissafoxdone reblogged this from fantasticlarissafoxdone and added:
- nastybagginses reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin
- nastybagginses likes this
- olivier-mira reblogged this from lady-adrian-dangerous
- halonreverse likes this
- lady-adrian-dangerous reblogged this from mybelovedcheshire
- prettywittywench likes this
- keitoharajuku reblogged this from porcelania
- keitoharajuku likes this
- porcelania reblogged this from morganafae-ladyoftheflowers
- starlightandtea reblogged this from morganafae-ladyoftheflowers
- morganafae-ladyoftheflowers reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin and added:
- merlinofalbion reblogged this from hobbitin
- opticglass reblogged this from doctorpoopderp
- adiieu likes this
- tinkerbell-rose reblogged this from meltedthedashboard
- myscarletmind reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin
- enjoltaiire reblogged this from illjolras
- illjolras reblogged this from fredrickzollers
- jilltaz8 reblogged this from elenya-of-gondolin
- sandhannahtizer reblogged this from toralinda
- supernovaae likes this
- weneedsomelight likes this
- ssweetintoxication reblogged this from the-elf-on-baker-street and added:
- snowflyer reblogged this from peregrint
- consultingburglar likes this
- cleverspinster reblogged this from mybelovedcheshire
- callistosinope reblogged this from doctorbofurbooty
- blastingzombies reblogged this from hobbitin
- venellen likes this
- third-star-till-the-morning reblogged this from ambisyllabicity
- essentialprocrastination likes this
- myskylark reblogged this from will--i--graham and added:
- hawkeyetakesaim likes this
- hammandbuble reblogged this from doctorbofurbooty
- will--i--graham reblogged this from doctorbofurbooty
- fairylights likes this
- wuboo likes this
- doctorbofurbooty reblogged this from meltedthedashboard
- paperboatsonlazyseas likes this
- allherparts likes this
- motormouthtestpilot likes this
- blastingzombies likes this