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Lith - Ashes

Lalaith nn gras
An edrainn -rnnannen.
Meleth nn gras
An lalaith sui lith gwannen.
Darim in E raen.
My smile belongs
To forgotten centuries.
My love belongs
To a smile passed away like dust.
I remain; imprisoned in E.

Illustration for the Sindarin tanka 'Ashes' by JunoMagic



Tanka - This tanka may refer either to an Elvish spouse grieving for a mortal husband/wife (yes! AU!). It can also be read as a Noldor still remaining in exile in Middle-earth grieving for his/her love who returned either only in fa or also in body to Aman.

Illustration - The background of this collage is a Creative Commons Attribution from Flickr by Stephanie Costa. The hands holding vulcanic ashes are a public domain picture from the US Geological Survey (source: The smiles belongs to the painting "Pavonia" by Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896).


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