|Cîr vith vi gírbann.|
Celebros sui gilraen
Lim vi fin gî·morn.
Rínnathach an nin ennas,
Rínnathach athra aer?
|Grey ships (are) in the harbour.|
Silver spray like a net of jewels
(Is) sparkling in your dark hair.
Will you remember me there,
will you remember on the other side of the ocean?
Sindarin - "rínna" is not recorded as a verb, but "rín" means "memory, remembrance", so I was very daring and decided that "rínna" might well be the form of the verb. It could also be a strong verb, then it would be "rín" and the correct form of the future tense would be "rínithach".
Tanka - The theme of the tanka is the sense of loss undoubtedly experienced by those of the Eldar that remained in Middle-earth while their loved ones passed away over the sea to Aman.
Illustration - The picture is a Photoshop composition based on a photograph by honigbrotpause at Flickr (Creative Commons Attribution licence) and the painting "Night" by Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1917).
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