Paean to the Stars

by Vega

Gilthoniel, A Elbereth!
From the day of my birth to my final breath,
Your celestial beauty I shall always love,
The starry splendour illuming the skies above.

From the unnumbered host sidereal
To the evening star, fair Eärendil,
Their glittering beacons shall light my way
Until the sun rises on the break of day.

Vása the Consumer by day blazes bright
And the wandering Rána glimmers in the night;
Yet the beauty that endured from the Age before time
Is yours, Elentári, O Varda Sublime.

Today I wander in far lands strange
From under hill to lofty mountain range,
Still 'neath your Dome I shall return to dwell.
Elbereth, Gilthoniel!