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Waters
by Rialian

And the waters sang, and the waters did dance
As the world spun on In the worlds of chance.
See the living wind as it travels and watch it as it stops
At the sight of the singing waters
and the lost ones that wait in the evening of the world.
As the stopped wind waits along that singing world of water
Our lives feel the sigh of the songs to be sung
As the forgotten wait to be remembered.
Is there meaning in the words I write, or is it all for naught,
As I sit here and sing along for those who wait
In the world of water gone?
Poems by Rialian


Darkwaters
THIRTEEN
by
Tal Leonan

Thirteen glances at Luna's face
Thirteen years doth a cycle make
Thirteen cycles to a generation belongs
Thirteen sons an age is strong
Thirteen ages until time is done

And when day is done, and night has come
And darkness fills the air
Do not sorrow, do not weep,
Be filled not with despair
Turn your head up to the sky
And howl to the lady fair

Following are excerpts from discussions that often take place when a group of us gets together to talk. Weirdness abounds and increases at an exponential rate, roughly proportional to our numbers.... We are ever near you, yet often too far away to see... We seem to be similar to those with whom we dwell, but it is an illusion, for truly we have more in common with the trees of the wood than with the people we resemble... Some of these excerpts were taken from the Elven Nation, TirNanOc, and Elfinkind Digest List Servers; Some were donated by friends. All are appreciated and treasured.

The Song

Knowledge of the Song lives evermore with us
The many-colored song awakens sleeping life
Dancers gold and bright now skyward swiftly fly
To dance a song most rare and shape the Land anew
In Joy's creations, born of spinning Spirit's truth
The Land sings back, as always it has done
"Welcome home, my Friends, yet Time has never passed
It is now done, and always has been so.

--Lirinen--

The Story So Far -- The story of how elves got here by Sileniel. "There were magnificent cities in the plains. There were communities who lived in the forest, blending their houses into the upper branches of the majestic trees. All lived in harmony with nature, and with each other for the most part..."

Vor'jen -- And here's part of the story from another point of view, by Aladar

Elenari -- A much happier Elenari story by Aladar.

The Elven Way by Ilon Bluesky -- "Elves are of a special nature. They are sometimes gay and playful, sometimes musing and contemplative. Their magical Way is as difficult to describe as the way the wind whips your hair about on an autumn afternoon, or the way the forest smells on a spring morning...."

The Sundering -- A story of remembering written by Tiernan.

TalLeonan -- "Well met, all. I am Tal Leonan ap Rhys Gil Gilad...We are not originally of this realm. In the before times we dwealt not only on another world or other plane, but in another state of existence all together... "

Descriptions by Ilon Bluesky -- "Elves (Ah Kin) live in Shamballa, the City of Eternal Bliss, also called `Foresthome', which lies deep within the forest and exists simultaneously on many planes...."

Elves in mythology By Ash Rowan Thorn -- The Norse perspective -- "The world of ancient Paganism was hardly limited to the worship of the Gods. There are various other beings who were honored, and "Elf worship" was often the hardest part of Paganism for Christians to destroy..."

Tolkien & the Elves by Ilon Bluesky -- "I think that Tolkien is ONE source on elves, and a good one, yet one must understand a few things about this subject if one is to proceed without venturing off the deep end:..."

The Fall of Aelfheim -- This is a poem about the end times before coming here.


Elven Nation -- "Incidentally, Suzy tells me she was born with ears that were large and somewhat pointed. They were surgically altered shortly after birth to look more 'Normal'...."

The Enchantment (broken link) -- A walk through the veil, by Aria.

Recapturing our Language -- During our many discussions both privately and on the digests, words and phrases that are obviously not in English are often uttered spontaneously. Sometimes, the meanings of these words can also be remembered. This is a collection of what we have so far.

Elven Language List -- Same as above, but this one is text only.

Tolkien Dictionary of Elvish -- Quenya and Sindarin as used in Tolkien's body of work.

Classes you'll Never See in College -- It's here! Professor Rialian's classes ... Now all we have to do is inform him of his new teaching position...

Elven Love Letters by The Silver Elves -- Essays on elven Origins, Leadership, Changelings, Immortality, Enchantment, and more to come, written by Zardoa, Silver Flame, Solon, Elantari and Danyal: Origins, Leadership, Elvaleryn (Immortality), Changelings, Enchantment, Apologies, Realization, and Soul Mates. They now have their own web page.

Being an Elf in a Hooman's World By Wyndreamer -- "As I have said to those on #elves in Dalnet, when asked who I am, I usually answer that i am an elf pretending to be a human pretending to be a dragon. As for a human pretending to be a dragon, that's obvious by reading the About Me page lying around here somewhere. "

Different -- An essay on growing up fae, by Nalissi

The Leanan Sidhe (broken link) -- She is the famous Celtic muse with such a dark and unearthly beauty that her lover was often distraught with longing and suffering.

Tuatha de Danaan -- Ramblings by Ardja on being Tuatha de Danaan...

Masks -- An essay by Rialian on interpersonal communications.

Shadow Elves -- Not to forget the Shadow Elves (wouldn't want to piss 'em off!) Essay by bladedog99.

Otherkin Gazette --This gazette will contain otherkin-related articles submitted by those so inspired... This gazette is introducing a brave new concept ... no flames.

Elven Star Meditation -- By Sade Wulfkitn

Essay on the Elven Star -- By Lanthinel

The Gathering -- The elf links have moved! The page was getting too large for some computers to load comfortably, so the links now have their own page. When I first created this page, I could not find another elf.

Elves, like me -- By Stormchilde

Dedicated to all of my kind who hide amongst those in this world where we don't belong. May the Circle be Unbroken.

Not My Reflection
by Tal Leonan

When I gaze into the mirror
Who is it that I see?
Surely, that is not my own reflection
Looking back at me
My build is not so bulky
My ears so round or small
And eyes so dark and somber
Could not belong to me at all
Where are my chiseled features
My grace, finesse, my speed
Pray tell, who is this stranger
Looking back at me


Remembering
by Lirinen

I heard a voice among the trees, singing softly in the night
A song of ages gone before, yet reaching to a distant star
The voice came floating on the breeze, and danced between the Dark and Light
From water's edge on River's shore, it sang of lands now lost afar.

Following this elven song, I made my way into the wood
And listened to the River flow, its song entwined with music fae
I found the way both steep and long, but nonetheless my pace was good
And swiftly toward the voice did go, until I knew I'd lost my way.

Upon my path I walked steadfast, no matter that I knew not where
And as the singer's voice grew near, ever faster was my pace!
Through the veil of trees I passed, and saw before me one so fair
His face was free from hate or fear, and where he walked, he left no trace.

His golden hair fell to his belt, his golden bow he carried high
And from his mouth a song did come, that spoke of realms beyond these lands
His song made many walls to melt, and caused my Spirit far to fly
I saw that I'd been truly numb, and joy had fled by my own hands

"By Silver Wind, By Starlight's Flame, By River Swift, By Ancient Tree
Though my way be long indeed, though mired I be in Earthen sand
Let me not forget my Name, let me always clearly See
Let me help my Friends in need, and let me find my Elven Land."

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