Ai! manen merin yáren írë Ambar lá yerna.
Úmëa lá amápië nórë ar Firya lá ifírië.
Ai! manen merin yalúmen írë Eldar né nessë.
Menel luin né lá sindë ar Arda lá saura.
Ai! manen merin yáren írë quen pollë hirë Valinor.
Apsa né lissë ve lís ar lá ecénien firin.
How I Wish
Ah! how I wish for former days when the world was not old.
Evil had not seized the land and Mortals had not died.
Ah! how I wish for former times
When Elves were still young.
The sky was blue and not grey and Arda was not marred.
Ah! how I wish for former days
when one could still find Valinor.
Food wassweet as honey and I had not seen death.