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Galadriel

Taran

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Hey - I wrote this poem (i'm so embarassed!) and I was wondering if anyone could translate it into Elven for me? I don't know which language (Quenya, Sindarin) was used in writing the poems of LOTR and the Sil, but whichever one that was, could you please use it? And for those who won't translate - could you tell me what you think? Thanx!

A wood of gold, and island of hope-
Where thou dost abide, light showeth!
Great Galadriel!
Daughter of Finarfin!
Once haughty, now humble,
Once rebel, now penitent,
But thy grace diminisheth not!
Alatariel! Artanis!
Nerwen, thou Many-Named Wonder!
Golden Flower, White Lady,
Fair as lilies, soft as twilight,
Strong as oceans, bright as morning!
Giver of gifts, bearer of Nenya!
Grant me what I ask-
Comfort in sorrow, and rest after journey,
Look into my heart, do not turn me away!
Ah, Noldor-Queen,
Ah, Galadriel,
Lady of the Dreamflower, powerful Ring-bearer,
Thou who art most fair!
 
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Ah, but you're biased! :D
But seriously, it's a great poem. Very descriptive and praising. I like poems with a rhyme scheme myself, but this is great.
Just for future notice, if you have any poem that you would like to "publish" to us, try the Poetry- thread at the Prancing Pony.
 

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Thanx for the advice, Ponti! And for the compliments, Ponti and Lady G.

Yeah, I would have preferred it to rhyme, too, but I'm so bad at that :rolleyes:. Besides, it wouldn't rhyme in Elvish anyway.
 
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That is a great poem, it might not sound as good in elvish though
 

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It's a nice one. I could try to translate it into quenya...
If I will then It'll probably take me forever but I can at least promise you that I will try. See you later then.
 

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Originally posted by tasar
It's a nice one. I could try to translate it into quenya...
If I will then It'll probably take me forever but I can at least promise you that I will try. See you later then.
I was going to offer but I'll leave it up to you tasar!
 

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Originally posted by Ulairi


I was going to offer but I'll leave it up to you tasar!
Well thanks!
That's nice. So now I have to do my best.
 

Úlairi

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Originally posted by tasar


Well thanks!
That's nice. So now I have to do my best.
Better you than me! LOL! Don't get me wrong, I love translation, but it is hard work! I love the finished product, it's the work involved that daunts me!
 

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Yeah but I haven't read the sim yet so im at a disadvantage BUT i feel that if anyone was asked to name a queen of the elves you'd say Galadriel! She was great!
 

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Originally posted by LadyGaladriel
Yeah but I haven't read the sim yet so im at a disadvantage BUT i feel that if anyone was asked to name a queen of the elves you'd say Galadriel! She was great!

And there is a lot said about Dol Amroth. Yes she would prolly be queen of the elves though earlier it would have been melian. There are many types and species of elves. Though you would call her the Queen of the noldorin elves in m.e now and maybe the sindarin elves 2. They are in lorien.
 

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Um, does anyone else have an opinion of the poem?? I want to know y'all opinions, b/c I'm not a good poem critic, ya know? And I want y'all to know I respect ALL of y'all's opinions, good or bad, (as long as their not uncivil or vulgar!) Thanx!
 
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