A Bit of Green

LotR Object: The tree that sheltered them in the Dead Marshes.

Here in this place of death
life persists
in little niches.
Though the water is paved
with corpses
and spirits that will not rest,
there is green growing
here.

A stunted tree
twisted and bent
finds solace in the mist.
Cursed the day
its seed found
purchase on this
bit of soil, water
and rock.

Naught happens
outside Iluvatar’s plan,
all is harmony with the song.
Shelter and shadow to
hide the three
from Sauron’s wraith.
A struggling bit of green
saves this day.
- Lindar7