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Post by Eadhastar » Sat May 17, 2008 6:09 pm

I wrote this today at twilight and really felt a strong sensation of the Maia Melian, who was wife to Thingol and mother to "Beauty kind"--Luthien Tinuviel. It is best if read aloud or whispered.

Melian fairest, Queen of Twilight,
long you wooed the world to dreams
at the mingling of the Two Trees' light,
filling Aman with night's silver gleams.

Melian, Wood of Lorien's child,
long you ruled Beleriand
dancing in Elven Realms deep and wild,
shadows lingering at your swooping hands.

Melian, mother of Beauty kind,
long you trilled your voice to those
wandering on paths none can now find
save by the magic your words disclose.

Melian sweetest, Nightingale Queen,
still you hold our hearts entranced
by the strange strains of wonder unseen,
longing left in the wake of your glance.


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Post by Hostawen » Sat May 17, 2008 6:12 pm

Ooo!  ;D

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Post by Lomelindo* » Sat May 17, 2008 9:11 pm

Enchanting as always...

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Re: Melian

Post by Calantirniel » Sun May 18, 2008 1:54 am

Since I resonate with Melian heavily, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Re: Melian

Post by Ellenar » Sun May 18, 2008 10:58 am

It reads like a prayer of evocation almost.  I really like it, very much.
"The time of Moonsheen has passed. The noontide of the dominion of Men is waning. Soon will come the era of Starshine. And the ages will partake of both; the grace of Moonsheen and the glory of the Days of the Sun" -Mormeril


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Post by Melfaroth » Sun May 18, 2008 5:41 pm

It is beautiful Eadhastar. I find that I am really enjoying your works as I continue to read more. The energies within them are sort of rejuvenating and makes them all the more desirable to continue to read. It is so nice that your works not only pertain to past ideas from the legendarium and other ideas, but they also give us light of the quendi energies in the present or even in all times. Vanya!

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Re: Melian

Post by Niennildi Oarnen » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:10 pm

I am lately getting to this, but I enjoy this very much. Like Calantirniel, I resonate strongly/empathize with Melian and feel this poem's music strongly. Yes, Ellenar, it feels like an evocation.
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Post by Eadhastar » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:16 pm

:) .... now whenever I hear a nightingale singing, I think of her and get shivers down my back.

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Re: Melian

Post by Lúthien » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:42 am

That is beautiful.

I took the liberty of trying to translate it into Sindarin. It is just literal - no meter and rhyme preserved. I can try to do that but I suppose it is really hard.

Melian, rîn dinnu rovain!
Na linnad lîn onel elei an ardhon anann
ned lim gwa-hiriol i ngelaidh dâd
pathrar Aman an-glîn gelebrin i dinnu.

Melian, chên eryn Lorien!
Hiril gonui o Beleriand anann
lilthol nedh-dyr Edhil nuir a vrîg
dúath darthol na gaim thyr lîn.

Melian, naneth nothrim vain!
Glirial laer lîn anann ai reviar
erin i raid si ú-ben hiritha
said an-aphadad i lûth o phith lîn.

Melian ammelui! Heryn dhúlinn!
Si lûth lîn dartha nedh-guir mîn
na aerlinn lîn athar ah ú-dírol
anírad dartha - ir glinnad lîn gwennin.
A! Elin velui, dîn dolog, aduial lúthad!

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