A Rhyme of Lore
- Tall ships and tall kings
Three times three,
What brought they from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
And one white tree.
The ships are the nine ships that survived the fall of Númenor, sailed by Elendil, Isildur and Anárion. The foundered land is Númenor itself. The seven stones are the palantíri, and the white tree is the sapling of Nimloth preserved by Isildur before it was destroyed.
A musical version of this poem was recorded by the Tolkien Ensemble on their album A Night in Rivendell.