Mirkwood Forest

- Ringwraith-Wife

Mirkwood Forest... by any other name...

Mirkwood was known as Eryn Lasgalen,
It sheltered the Elves 'til Fourth Age.
Years before, Sauron grasped, these woods in his talon,
Through the "Forests of Fear", orcs did rage.
After Sauron's defeat, Elves then threw down Dol Guldur
And again, Amon Lanc it became
The "Wood of The Greenleaves", growing older and colder,
Its once evil past overcame...
This Forest, This Mirkwood, by name.

Mirkwood etching by Ringwraith-Wife, 2008
Mirkwood, by Ringwraith-Wife,  2008