IF I COULD SPEAK IN ELVISH
By Emily Geerling (alias Frodo Baggins)
Word Count: 204
Rating: G (suitable for all audiences)
Summary: A poem about how the speaker wishes to learn Elvish.
If I could speak in Elvish
I would stump all my friends
Saying things in a tongue
That they could not understand.
I could tell my darkest secrets
And they still would be unknown.
I could say my greatest wishes
In a language all my own.
But, alas, I don’t speak Elvish,
And I can tell you why.
There are no Elves here to tell me
If I’m saying the words right.
Some words are inside Tolkien’s books,
like mellon, that’s for friend;
But I can’t use just those few words
to convey what I wish to send!
If only there were Elves
that lived upon the earth.
Then I could learn their language,
I’d learn for all I’m worth!
I would go and seek them out,
Wherever they might be.
I would get to know the Elves,
and get them to teach me!
How do Elves pronounce H?
Do they have a letter Z?
If only I could go find out;
If I could go and see!
Oh, the language of the Elves!
How strange, yet fair it seems!
I tell you, I can speak it,
But only in my dreams.