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Walking through the lea of gold
I saw the pale queen rise.
I felt the starlight on my skin
as she sailed through the skies.

In her train came others;
a billion points of light,
but none were there as lovely
as the glowing Queen of Night.

And glancing at the countenance
of Varda, Elbereth,
I lost my way and found myself;
my path, I did forget.

Like twilight's child Tinúviel
the star did catch and flee,
and in this darkened meadow
I was left, alone with me.

Bereth vanui, my star has gone:
where are you now, Gilthoniel?
No longer does your light shine down;
where do you go, tar-míriel?

In that far land b'yond Belegaer,
she dwells on matchless mountain high
Yet when the sun is dead and gone
she reigns supreme across the sky. <sub>
I'm planning on creating a poem for each of the major spirits in Tolkien's Valaquenta section of The Silmarillion, and so I'm starting with the Queen.

Varda (a.k.a. Elbereth, Gilthoniel, Eléntari) is the Queen of the Stars. She came out of the deeps to help her husband Manwë defeat Melkor, who feared her alone of all the Valar. Tolkien describes her as being too beautiful for mortals to look upon. From the light of the Two Trees she wrought the Lamps of Valinor, and is revered as the creatrix of the stars. She is mentioned in Galadriel's namarië hymn in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Aeltari Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my word this is so beautiful!
Aelinuial Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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