I feel like what Lee evokes here and how the Hobbit presents in my mind is a fantasy but set in reality.
I'll have to think about that next time I look through Lee's illustrations in LotR or the Hobbit. ..The land of long-forgotten name: ......no man may ever anchor near; ..No steering star his hope may aim, ......for nether Night its marches drear, ..And waters wide no sail may tame, ......with shores encircled dark and sheer.
..O! Haven where my heart would be! ......the waves beat upon thy bar ..For ever echo endlessly, ......when longing leads thy thought afar