The Elven Way Poem

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The Elven Way Poem

Post by Brethil* » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:40 pm

I saw this poem a long time ago and kept it.
Because it has a special meaning to me I wish to share this with you.

The Elven Way (poem)


I heard a voice among the trees, singing softly in the night
A song of ages gone before, yet reaching to a distant star.

The voice came floating on the breeze, and danced between the Dark and Light
From water's edge on River's shore, it sang of lands now lost afar.

Following this elven song, I made my way into the wood
And listened to the River flow, its song entwined with music of the fae.

I found the way both steep and long, but nonetheless my pace was good
And swiftly toward the voice did go, until I knew I'd lost my way.

Upon my path I walked steadfast, no matter that I knew not where
And as the singer's voice grew near, ever faster was my pace!

Through the veil of trees I passed, and saw before me one so fair
His face was free from hate or fear, and where he walked, he left no trace.

His golden hair fell to his belt, his golden bow he carried high
And from his mouth a song did come, that spoke of realms beyond these lands.

His song made many walls to melt, and caused my Spirit far to fly
I saw that I'd been truly numb, and joy had fled by my own hands.

"By Silver Wind, By Starlight's Flame, By River Swift, By Ancient Tree
Though my way be long indeed, though mired I be in Earthen sand.

Let me not forget my Name, let me always clearly See
Let me help my Friends in need, and let me find my Elven Land."
The leaves of the beeches breathe
The sparkling air of day's awakening.
The birches spread the buds of leaves
For the small singing birds to linger there.
In Ithilien, land of the tuneful waterfalls
Wandering-together heals my beloved.

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Re: The Elven Way Poem

Post by Arodring* » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:15 pm

Thanks for sharing that.  I love its imagery; even thought it is somewhat short, I feel as through it really took me on a journey to somewhere far off.
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Re: The Elven Way Poem

Post by Brethil* » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:16 pm

I am glad you liked it:)
The leaves of the beeches breathe
The sparkling air of day's awakening.
The birches spread the buds of leaves
For the small singing birds to linger there.
In Ithilien, land of the tuneful waterfalls
Wandering-together heals my beloved.

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Re: The Elven Way Poem

Post by Niennildi Oarnen » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:28 pm

This indeed a beautiful poem. Thank you for posting it, Brethil.

Since you didn't have any author and said you had found it a long time ago, I went looking to see if I could find out where it came from. It seems that it's really called "Remembering" and was written by Lirinen of the Elven Realities community. It is posted on their website homepage (near the bottom).
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Re: The Elven Way Poem

Post by Brethil* » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:00 am

Had a look at the site and it rings a bell:)

After having a better look it even says something about Tolkien.Nice!
The leaves of the beeches breathe
The sparkling air of day's awakening.
The birches spread the buds of leaves
For the small singing birds to linger there.
In Ithilien, land of the tuneful waterfalls
Wandering-together heals my beloved.

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Re: The Elven Way Poem

Post by Eruannlass » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:26 pm

Suilad Brethil,

This is a beautiful piece, indeed.  It reminds me of an aspect of my spiritual quest, and the joy I felt when I realized that I'd found what I was looking for.

                                                                                Eruannlass
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings

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