Galadriel`s song of Eldamar
I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
Of wind I sang? a wind there came and in the branches blew.
Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree
Beneath the stars of Elven-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion
There long the gold leaves have grown upon the branching years,
While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears
O Lorien! The Winter comes the baree and leafless Day
The leaves are fallen in the stream, the River flows away.
O Lorien! Too long I have dwelt upon the Hither Shore
And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me?
What ship mould bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?