The Song of the Elves

- Rosie Cotton

Listen to the elves, what are they singing ?
Their voices clear as bells are ringing.
Look at them wandering through the night
Shining like stars and silver moonlight.

They’re leaving Middle Earth, saying goodbye
Going to the lands where they’ll never die.
In the autumn, when the leaves will fall
They will be gone, one and all.

They dwelt in this land many a spring
Beauty and wisdom they did us bring
But now they’re taking their final leave
And in my heart there’s sorrow and grief.

Now slowly fading away is their song
It echoes in my mind when the elves are gone.
But sometimes I still do hear the tune
Under a starry sky and a silver moon.