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The Shores of Valinor: Across the sea and up the Humber

Zwolferkofel: The Dolomites.

The Humber.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
O Elbereth Star-kindler
silivren penna míriel
(white) glittering slants down sparkling like jewels
o menel aglar elenath!
from [the] firmament [the] glory [of] the star-host!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
To-remote distance far-having gazed
o galadhremmin ennorath,
from [the] tree-tangled middle-lands,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
Fanuilos, to thee I will chant
nef aear, sí nef aearon!
on this side of ocean, here on this side of the Great Ocean!

Nota Bene: Here is the verse in Tengwar Sindarin. And here is a sound file of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, reading the verse.