Transcript of The Courtship of Elidinis
He came to the water's edge to drink at night.
And knelt beside the reeds to plunge his hand.
Proud Tumeken looked up at movement bright.
To see a figure stood upon the strand.
Elidinis walked by the riverbank,
For who had come alone, unmarked, to this,
Her stream of life with woods on either flank?
A stranger, yet soon greeted with a kiss.
The sun he snared, a jewel to feed her dream.
Rich life within her shared with all the land.
The Kharid-ib given beside the stream,
But now he sleeps her dreams have turned to sand.
When he awakes and stands upon the shore,
He looks and weeps, alone forevermore.