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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

March 23: jan-u-wine's 'Report From the Road', illustration by Eissmann.

Posted on 2011.03.23 at 09:35


Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2011-03-23 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
I miss you.

Right here
beside me
I miss you.

It isn't ever
going to come
is it?


Save us.

Oh gosh, that poem is heartbreaking. Taking us deeper into the part of Sam's thoughts Tolkien gave us there.

That painting is exquisite. I looked over her work--she's quite a disciple of Alan Lee, isn't she? Differentiating faces is her weakness, but her scenes of the natural world are breathtaking, her composition lovely and her viewing angles often inspired. Thank you for bringing me this artist and putting together her heartbreaking picture with Jan's like words.

I need to still look at the last 2 entries--I didn't feel a still enough space to really take them in when you posted them.
mechtild at 2011-03-23 22:00 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, this is a poem that delves deep, Lavender. I am so pleased it touched you. And I'm glad, too, that the illustration worked. Yes, faces are definitely her weakness. They tend to look like variations of the same person, especially her Men and Elves. I think she's a bit better at hobbits. But her natural settings are glorious. And yes, her eye for composition, as you so aptly pointed out.

I hope you are feeling a bit more tranquility, Lavender. It's been a hard time for you. Oh, and no hurry to see the last two entries. They're not part of this series. There are two more for this the Anniversary, and then the LJ will go quiet again for a while. :)
jan_u_wine at 2011-03-24 08:45 (UTC) (Link)
oh, thank you, LT. I'm so glad you liked it. And, like Linda says, no hurry to look at the other *ent*ries....hastiness is not the order of the day in MechtildWood. Nevertheless, may you soon be in that *still* place.

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