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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Tolkien's Landscapes 3: 'Moonlight on a Wood' ~ picture by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.07.04 at 18:11

Comments:


Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2013-07-06 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
It's an interesting study in texture and perspectives. The thick light area under the moon looks more to me like it's a pedestal or trunk than moon beams, which makes me think this is of the first tree in Valinor. Together with his painting of Valinor that you posted on Ring Day, I'm wondering if he felt he needed to go abstract to picture the Blessed Realm.

Jan, your poem adds the curves and naturalism that fill in all the colors in the drawing and brings the stark lines to life for me. This poem's words build to a beautiful crescendo.

Edited at 2013-07-06 05:50 pm (UTC)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-07 13:20 (UTC) (Link)
The thick light area under the moon looks more to me like it's a pedestal or trunk than moon beams, which makes me think this is of the first tree in Valinor.

WHAT an interesting thought. Yes, it does look quite treeish when I go back and have a look. Was the Telperion made first, do you remember, or were the two trees created simultaneously?

Jan, your poem adds the curves and naturalism that fill in all the colors in the drawing and brings the stark lines to life for me.

What an astute, delight-giving perception, Lavender! :)
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-07 14:35 (UTC) (Link)
Metchtild, i saw this comment only after I'd posted my own (which rather echoes yours...!)

Telpirion was created first. Lovely entry at Encyclopedia of Arda:

http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/t/twotrees.html

Such wonderful attention to detail, whether it be in drawing or writing......
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-07 15:21 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the info, Jan!
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-07 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
youre welcome!

look at your lovely icon.....is that a boy Frodo, piping away?
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-07 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
Nope, lol, it's [Sophie?] Anderson's "Shepherd Piper", a detail, but I confess it made me think of little Sam or one of the Boffin boys when they were little (the brothers I made up for my fanfic, their family known for its fruit orchards and its sheep).

http://www.paintingall.com/images/P/Sophie-Anderson-Shepherd-Piper-Oil-Painting.jpg
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-08 02:15 (UTC) (Link)
well, i note that a lot of images i think would make swell Frodo's seem to be of the ......*fairer* sex. Gets you thinking about that 'fairer than most' thing.....
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-08 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
That shepherd piper is a girl????
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-08 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
oh, sorry, i saw "Sophie" and got my brain confuzzled.

happens a lot lately......i be goin' ole folk home any day now.....
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-08 11:02 (UTC) (Link)
i be goin' ole folk home any day now.....

See you there.
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-08 11:47 (UTC) (Link)
wow, finally enuf time to chat....
Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-07-08 15:33 (UTC) (Link)
HA HA! (Or, should I say, cackle cackle...)
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-08 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
i'm putting the "Tol E" sign outside of my room. We'll see how many numpties ask what *that* means...

See? I'm cultivating my elderly grouchiness already.

"You Elf kids stay the Sammath Naur offa my lawn!"
diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2013-07-11 05:15 (UTC) (Link)

Well...

" I note that a lot of images i think would make swell Frodo's seem to be of the ......*fairer* sex. Gets you thinking about that 'fairer than most' thing....."

If Frodo is indeed of the "fairer sex"... Then I must be lesbian! HA HA HA HA HA!!! XD

Edited at 2013-07-11 05:18 am (UTC)
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-07 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
wow, LT, now that is an interesting thought (that this might be the first tree)! I really thought it was light, tho perhaps NOT the light of the moon (perhaps the moon and sun are in the sky together, the sun not shown except by these 'thick' rays, perhaps it is the first day in the creation of the world, everything not in its place yet). Note, above the moon and to the left a little, what looks like a stairway, climbing upwards.

The stairway to the Sun?

Overall, to me, a fascinating but very.....mechanical looking piece. I expect someone to come wind it up at any moment, at which point "Rhapsody in Blue " will play and the moon will jerkily move about the 'sky', the pines bending together in a cog-driven wind.

did you notice how reminiscent of this piece TORN's "obey" tee is?

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/07/06/75186-last-chance-for-buy-2-get-1-free/

I tried to be as stark and linear as i could in the poem, but i really am a Samwise sort of girl. I read a bit of Ferlingetti and Ginsberg (can you WAIT to see that movie? I can't!!!!!!) to psych myself up, but i can't really write in that style. In any case, i am so very glad you enjoyed the post. I really am fascinated by this piece and wish i could write more to it, but the 'how' part has thus far escaped me.

well, ta for now!

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