Gandalf's Song of Lórien

by J. R. R. Tolkien

Original Language English

In Dwimordene, in Lórien
Seldom have walked the feet of Men,
Few mortal eyes have seen the light
That lies there ever, long and bright.
Galadriel! Galadriel!
Clear is the water of your well;
White is the star in your white hand;
Unmarred, unstained is leaf and land
In Dwimordene, in Lórien
More fair than thoughts of Mortal Men.

-- from The Lord of the Rings: One Vol. Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger


The well with the clear water is the visionary well that allows Galadriel to see through distances and through time of things that are or may be.

The "white star" in Galadriel's hand is probably a reference to the Elven Ring of Power she wears. (This is not the One Ring, which expresses the evil will of the Dark Lord Sauron, the ring carried by Frodo to be destroyed.)

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