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THE VERSE of the Scroll Box

{ The Original Version }
© 2011 David DeLane Snow

Sinenya translation/ font

1     “Beneath that evening star dome, lead/
Nui tanya lome elen telluma koromindo

2       Lord Elrond with his people shed/
Mem Elrond yassen ho gwaith dwat

3  the woes of a war torn land/
Ianef eneohta ydil ndor

4   healed by a fulfilled king’s hand.//
Yiyhia edematulos ahanan cam

   5  Aboard their swan-carved ships/                                                                                                                   Eyuth ron aqua yicular kirya

 6      with praises high on ruby lips;/
Yassen valuca taum noiriador

   7    one - with Halflings dressed in vests/
Er yassen gwalfeth yiratha miecolan

 8      rewarded for a legendary quest.//
Yimanr tene ryarnut arsta

9       Yet some later said by madness of pride/
Amques luta equ edcesarta enarwel

10  those brothers fought and lied/
Eska ahdara maruk aryigulcata

11   their bonds they broke and took/
Ron ahvere ronka tamis artwyun

12       all loyalties of oaths forsook.//
Ilya ivustal enahvanda arquenta

13       Shelda`Mar implored we few to come/
Sheldamar yimqunt eme nnir atula`

14       aboard the ship of Valithnor, Cirdan’s drum;/
 Eyuth ikirya envalithnor ahcirdan danut

15   to the Undying Lands of hope and grace./
Aizesfirful ahndor enestal areruanna

16       yet outraged, Vendu`Mar abandon his place.//
Am hecah VenduMar arquita hoyamen

17       On the worn-out piers Vendu`Mar was arguing/
Ni sul sillium sudetsegsid iaf udnetnimagre VenduMar

18       drew against the command of his brother/
Elenis erenuc li udnem id as sunemrih

[STILL "translating"]
19       harsh words like a bitter sword that bites,/

20   though Shelda`Mar in sorrow took flight.//

21       The wizard Gan`Mereith admonished us/
Li ugem GanMereith sun etruxi

22       to be wary against our growing lust;/

23       Sal`Gilvan and Veth`Dema barked back/

24       with their own words of black.//

25   We stayed like an anointed remnant,/

26       who saw it our goal to rule as imminent,/

27       teaching a new history to lesser men/

28       with a diverse tongue, Sinenya I Seraphim penned.//

29       Like unto Sindar was Sinenya made/

30   with new characters and words I laid;/

31       letters designed for new purposes crafted/

32      for initiated secretes were they drafted.//

33      For the greed of some soon railed apparent/

34      as our original cravings became too variant;/

35  instead of being counselors to students in need/

36      many wayward misguidings did breed.//

37      Celegreth of the elven Crystal Caves,/

38      and Kwandol the dwarven mason, made;/

39      a Great Hall like greeting hands/

40  domed six hundred years, still stands.//

41      Close to the bay a watchtower stood/

42      with a bell’s tolling alarm it would;/

43      chime forth the hours of the Great Hall/

44      for secret Brothers to heed its call.//

45   In that kingdom’s darkened hall we met/

46       among fireside rituals fussed and fret;/

47       knowing inwardly we hoped against hope,/

48       preaching failed expectations, we groped.//

49       High in that Watchtower’s nest/

50   its bell replaced we thought best;/

51       with a pyre set eternally aflame,/

52       for others to return without shame.//

53       On the day the oil-soaked wood was lit,/

54       by Fay`Symodare’s death all were hit;/

55   the shadow that fulfilled Mereith’s woe,/

56      the nightmare of mortal man became our snow.//

57       From his ashes we gathered a portion/

58       entombed in an urn with grave distinction;/

59       the rest we scattered upon the sea/

60       and pledged our own ashes would mingle.//

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