Time is a White Tree


I, too, loved seeing that single blossom, and the irony that, just when they stopped guarding the tree, it began to bloom!  A shame that they (in the film) couldn't stick to the book where Aragorn finds and replants the scion of the White Tree, but I think also that it is rather poingant and poetic, that the old, dying tree should be revived.... call me a hopeless romantic, if you must!

Seeded in darkness and
Rooted to the earth
Stretching with splayed fingers to the light
And never reaching
Bite of weather and wind thicken the skin
Bark on bole bleeding sap from bent branches
Leaves are years
Each unfolds and falls
A new millenia each autumn
Replaced, renewed, re-lived
Unil no more come
Sap dried and seed spent
Rind cold and hollow
Arms heavy hang down to the earth
Skyroots gnarled with age
Blackened by lightning
Stretching toward darkness
But never reaching.

- Lothithil