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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Happy 120th birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien, plus Jan's 'On the Greatness and Littleness of Being'

Posted on 2012.01.03 at 07:05


ambree40 at 2012-01-04 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
“to pluck, with fragile deliberation, a single, storied shell from the sun-gilded Sea”.

I was reminded of “Leaf by Niggle”. Tolkien may have picked a single shell, as Niggle painted a single leaf, but in the end: “Before him stood the Tree, his Tree, finished. ..... He gazed at the Tree, and slowly he lifted his arms and opened them wide. ‘It’s a gift!’ he said.”

And what a gift he left behind. Thank you both for this wonderful tribute to a great man.
mechtild at 2012-01-04 17:58 (UTC) (Link)
That's a beautiful, thought-full comment, Ambree. Thank you for stopping by to celebrate this gifted -- gift-giving -- man. :)
ambree40 at 2012-01-04 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
I am new to LJ. My admiration for Tolkien is decades old. I have enjoyed your LJ posts, the LOTR screencaps and Jan-u-wine's poems very much. Would it be OK if I add you to my friends-list?
mechtild at 2012-01-04 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to LJ, Ambree. :) Yes, of course you can add this journal to your friend's list. I don't post much anymore, but every once in a while jan-u-wine will write a poems that simply must be posted!
jan_u_wine at 2012-01-05 13:42 (UTC) (Link)
I am so glad that you enjoyed, Ambree!

(funny you should speak of "Leaf" (or perhaps not so funny!). It has been much in discussion around the writerly house of late. In writing this poem, i did endeavor to flavor it with an overview of the Professor, while keeping it compact (a feat, for me!)

I am ever thankful to the Professor, the beautiful word-smythe that he was.....
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