Empress of Eternity: A Lord of the Rings Fan-Fiction Poem

By Natalie Herr (alias L. Greenleaf), January 15, 2016
Word Count: 101
Summary: A poem about Galadriel, with Marian references.

Image Credit: Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema

A Lady of Light

A Woman of Water

A Sister of the Stars

A Daughter of the Dawn.

With sun woven in her hair

Spills light

Into even the darkest of nights.

With eyes clear as the sea

Filled with laughter




She is moon among stars,

Dove among birds,

Gentle as a lamb;

Fierce as a lion.

Her beauty surpasses even that of moon;

An ethereal simplicity surrounds her

Like an aura of sweet perfume.

Lady of the Wood

Star of the Sea

Moonlight in Elven Form;

Simple as a Flower

Terrible as the Dawn

Queen of Lothlorien.

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4 thoughts on “Empress of Eternity: A Lord of the Rings Fan-Fiction Poem

    Maksim Kakitsev

    (July 4, 2017 - 7:02 am)

    In one of his letters, Tolkien indicated that he based Galadriel on the Catholic perception of Virgin Mary – majestic and worshipful. A far cry from the “demonic” moments we see in Peter Jackson’s movies.

      Stephen Hooper

      (July 4, 2017 - 7:26 am)

      That’s true. However Galadriel also is said to hold power which is beautiful and terrible to behold. I liked the portrayal of Galadriel in the movies.

    Ian L. Collier

    (July 4, 2017 - 7:04 am)

    Nice poem.

    Avellina Balestri

    (July 4, 2017 - 7:05 am)

    I love the descriptive comparisons you used in this poem, demonstrating the Elven Queen’s paradoxical traits, such as “Gentle as a lamb/Fierce as a lion” and “Simple as a flower/Terrible as the dawn”. It really brings to mind the correlation between Galadriel and the Blessed Virgin Mary in a very striking way. You do full justice to Tolkien’s Catholic inspiration

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