In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees

from Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There is a similar line in the Wordsworth’s poem, “Tintern Abbey,” which goes:

“wreaths of smoke, sent up, in silence, from among the trees!”

Both that poem, and this song, deal with Romantic and “Mystical” themes.

Tintern Abbey

Some have suggested it could have also been semi-inspired by allusion to rings, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s, “Lord of the Rings”

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