The poem refers to an ancient prophesy of the reforging of the sword Narsil, for a hidden king, who will return to save Middle Earth.
The challenge this week has in fact two parts. Part 1 is to memorise the poem... for Room 7 this will be easy! Part 2, however, is very different! For this, your task is to be able to read the poem in... elvish! You do not have to memorise it, just be able to read it with the correct pronunciation! To help you out I have included the Quenya Elvish text and an audio clip. This will be a great challenge for you all! Good luck Room 7!!!!
All that is Gold does not Glitter
By J.R.R Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Ilya maltava úmirilya
By J.R.R Tolkein
Ilya maltava úmirilya ,
lá ilyë i ranyar nar vanwë ;
i linyenwa i tulca na úquela ,
i nurë talmar uar rahtainë ringwenen .
Yúlallor nárë eccoituva ,
morniello cala tuiuva ;
envinyanta nauva i macil i terhátina né ,
i úrië ata Aran nauva