Mirkwood: 1. Mirkwood

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1. Mirkwood

The secret the forest keeps

is not its shadowy boles,

is not its twisting paths,

is not its drowsy stream.

***

The secret the forest keeps

is not its milk-white deer,

is not its perilous webs,

is not its fairy feasts.

***

The secret the forest keeps—

if you know how to climb the oak—

is the sunshine among the treetops

and the butterflies in the breeze.


A/N: Sorry about the asterisks, but the text editor kept stripping out the stanza breaks, whatever I tried.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Himring

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/18/14

Original Post: 01/18/14

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