Elein

© 2011 Eryniel Elmíris

In Germany a popular kids rhyming scheme is called "Elfchen", which means little eleven, but is also a nice pun for the german word for Elves. It consists of 4 lines where the first is one word, the second two and the third and fourth consist of 3 words. It's more a little nonsensical thing really. The following is inspired by Elfchen:

Elein,
Elein bein.
Elein cuiasser lhein.
Im elleth gwein.

I can't really translate it to also rhyme in English, so here is just the literal translation:
Elves (Star-folk),
beautiful Elves.
Elves live free.
I am a young elven maid.

Garo hîdh
Eryniel


 

Back to Tilkal, Issue 4, eJournal of Tol Harndor