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Silmesse

Silmesse is a song in the J.R.R. Tolkien-related album In Elven Lands by The Fellowship. The title means "In the Moonlight" and the lyrics were written by Helge Kåre Fauskanger in Neo-Quenya.

[edit] Elvish lyrics

Sinome háran i marya silmesse;
Ilmello sílar tinwi lómesse;
Cénanten, i telpeva hendi,
ve cennente i cuivie Quendi.
Alasse antar i menelmíri,
laitan mi anvanye líri.
Oiale ná i silme vinya;
tíranyes sí vi Quende minya,
vi minya Cuiviénenoi
cenne cala eleno.

[edit] English translation

Here I am sitting in the pale moonlight;
from Ilmen sparks are shining in the night;
They see me, the silvery eyes,
as they saw the wakening Elves.
Joy the heavenly jewels give me,
I praise them in the fairest songs.
Forever is the moonlight new;
I watch them now as the first Elf did
as the first one of Cuiviénen
who saw the light of a star.

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