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User:Narfil Palùrfalas/Poetry/Eärendil's Lullaby

The lullaby for Eärendil sung by Randir in my fanfiction The White Citadel. A translation into Sindarin is coming soon.

The stars’ gentle light does play bright on the water
The gray waves do lap, the wind raps on the shutter
Fails the light of day, comes the dark
Let sweet-dreaming sleep come to thee…

Thou art a lad young and growing:
Rise, little star, drift away, drift afar
Fear not the noise in night groaning
May Eru protect thee, most precious one.

The loon in the night does hoot right through the silence
The crickets do play ere the day brings its brilliance
Nightingales sing songs in the dark
Let sweet-dreaming sleep come to thee…

Thou art a lad living, sighing
Rise, little star, drift away, drift afar
Fear not, the darkness is dying,
When the dawn comes brightly, most precious one.

Dream not of dark hate, do not wait in the shadows
Sleep thou not in fear, do not hear the wind billow
Slumber shrouds thine eyes in the dark
Let sweet-dreaming sleep come to thee…

Thou art a lad young and princely
Rise, little star, drift away, drift afar
One day thou shalt sing songs sadly
When thou art once full-grown, most precious one.

Sleep thou now in peace and deep rest
Gold dawn thou will awake, most precious one.