A Jewel in My Hand
Mr Mi Cammen

I can see past
All your horizons
But I cannot see
Where you've gone.

Gerin athan-drad
i 'land gened ln;
-erin cened an ir
mistannech.

I can outrun
Your mortal years
But I never wished
To leave you behind.

Gerin athan-nored
nnath freb ln;
alui anirnen
le awarthad.

Seven hundred autumns
Seven hundred springs
There were before
I met the son of kings.

Iavais ar Ethuil
odog herain
gwanner nu gevennin
erainion.

At your summons
I left my own kind
And took the road
Into the west.

Na dolthad ln
awarthannen nos nn
aphadol i rd
nan Annn.

In the words of my people
You called me gwador
In the words of your people
I called you friend.

Na bith gwaith nn
estannech nin gwador.
Na bith gwaith ln
estannen le mellon.

To the White City
I would have followed you
To the Black Gate.

Gernin iest aphaded
nan garas fain
a gernin iest aphaded
nan morannon.

Now I stand still
And my eyes see nothing
But a silver jewel
Cupped in my hand.

Si derin -genel
a tiriel -nad
athan vr gelevon
mi cammen.

So far we've travelled
So far we've hunted
But you've gone the one place
I cannot go.

Palan go-drevennim
a go-farnem:
dan mistannech na had
-'erin baded.

 

~ Ellen Brundige (sepdet@cox.net, first posted here)