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Sindarin haiku

PostAuthor: findegil » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:36 pm

A Sindarin version of a haiku by Tomas Tranströmer, this year's Nobel prize laureate in literature:

Anor pâd tovon.
I morchaint vín hi neryth.
Fergar panath lûm.


tovon: I feel that this "Ilkorin" form is better fitted to the phonology of 3rd age Sindarin than the Noldorin tofn
*panath 'all' = 'everything', collective plural from the adjective pân, modelled on siniath from sein

'The sun goes low.
Now our shadows are giants.
Soon all is shadow.'
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Re: Sindarin haiku

PostAuthor: órerámar » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:00 pm

Thanks Findegil for sharing this writer with us. I have found a selection of his haiku here:

http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/shamrockno2.htm

They are wonderful, so rich.
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Re: Sindarin haiku

PostAuthor: Eryniel » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:32 pm

That is a very nice piece, findegil, if you can say that about such a 'dark' poem ;)
I keep finding it amazing that with such few words a whole athmosphere can be conveyed.
Thank you also for the link, órerámar.
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Re: Sindarin haiku

PostAuthor: findegil » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:04 pm

Eryniel wrote:That is a very nice piece, findegil, if you can say that about such a 'dark' poem ;)


It's quite all right with me, especially if you find my Sindarin nice :-) . As for the darkness, it comes with the season (for us on the northern hemisphere, that is). After turuhalme and narvinye things usually look much brighter.
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