Ere ever moon or sun rose shimmering
Oft I danced in radiant light,
In golden grandeur glimmering,
In silver solemn soaring flight.
Two trees sang, starry sky seeking.
Laurelin lilting laughing bright,
Telperion, graceful, gallant, gleaming,
Together bringing joy and light.
Glimmering leaves on branches golden,
Anew at morn the gleaming bud,
Golden petals fell in flowering flood
Of flower since forgotten.
Telperion towering tall,
Hiding birds in stately silver branches
From shining silver blossoms fall
Drops of dew in dainty dances
Laurelin sought the starry sky,
Serenely singing sorrowless
Brilliant birds from bright boughs fly
Lingering light in lofty luminesce.
At gloaming gold and silver mingled
Scattering crystalline, colour clear
Last light of Laurelin lingered,
In Telperion’s first ray dear.
Gone are shimmering silver blossoms,
Gone the brilliant boughs of gold,
Gone in time forgotten fathoms.
No more leaf or flower doth unfold.