The Two Towers, “Treebeard”. The sad song of Quickbeam (Bregalad is his Elvish name) about the rowan-trees of his home that were brutally cut down and killed by Orcs.
O Orofarnë, Lassemista, Carnimírië!*
O rowan fair, upon your hair how white the blossom lay!
O rowan mine, I saw you sine upon a summer’s day,
Your rind so bright, your leaves so light, your voice so cool and soft:
Upon your head how golden-red the crown you bore aloft!
O rowan dead, upon your head your hair is dry and grey;
Your crown is spilled, your voice is stilled for ever and a day.
O Orofarnë, Lassemista, Carnimírië!
* orofarnë “mountain-dwelling”
(The translations of these Quenya words are provided in The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien: 224)
Provided by: Malinornë