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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


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 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:


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

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 at 2013-07-08 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
That shepherd piper is a girl????
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 at 2013-07-08 11:02 (UTC) (Link)
i be goin' ole folk home any day now.....

See you there.
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-08 11:47 (UTC) (Link)
wow, finally enuf time to chat....
mechtild at 2013-07-08 15:33 (UTC) (Link)
HA HA! (Or, should I say, cackle cackle...)
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!"
mechtild at 2013-07-09 00:52 (UTC) (Link)
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-09 01:15 (UTC) (Link)
Potter speak for 'idiots'

Apr 3, 2007 - Scotland's favourite word, according to a poll by BT Openreach, is numpty. Derived from "numps", an obsolete word for a stupid person
diem_kieu94 at 2013-07-11 05:15 (UTC) (Link)


" 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)
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