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Tolkien's Landscapes 4: 'Mirkwood' ~ pictures by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.07.12 at 16:11


ambree40 at 2013-07-13 16:09 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for another beautiful and interesting post.

Tolkien’s drawings give you the impression of being in vast, limitless forests. And Jan’s poem evokes the image of a forest that will persist for all eternity. That makes you feel quite small, like Beleg.

(I still have the 1974 calendar).
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-13 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
it really DOES put your tiny self into perspective, doesn't it?

(I think i have that calendar somewhere, too. I kept all my calendars, intending to do a collage sort of thing....never got 'round to it.....ah, well....)

so glad you enjoyed the post. How are you doing? All healed from the accident?
ambree40 at 2013-07-13 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
"All healed from the accident?"
Thanks for asking, Jan. The bone hadn't yet healed after 4 weeks so they gave me a new cast. I'm trying to be patient but it's not easy.
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-13 21:12 (UTC) (Link)
oh, my goodness. I am so sorry. You are such a vital and active person that i can't imagine it is easy to be side-lined like that. I hope you'll keep us all in the loop. Wish i lived next door so i could visit you......
mechtild at 2013-07-14 20:10 (UTC) (Link)
I'm extremely pleased you stopped by, Ambree, and that the post appealed to you.

I confess I read your exchange with jan-u-wine above and I cannot refrain from asking: what did you break? I'm so sorry!

Edited at 2013-07-14 08:10 pm (UTC)
ambree40 at 2013-07-14 20:48 (UTC) (Link)
I broke a bone in my foot. Slipped on the stairs, foot flipped over, heard a crack, x-rays, fracture confirmed, cast for 4 weeks, bone not fully healed, another cast and now I finally feel that it's getting better. Next check on Friday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I'm sick and tired of this forced inactivity.

I simply love your idea of combining Tolkien's paintings with jan-u-wine's poems. Must confess I'm looking forward to the Old Man Willow ;-)
mechtild at 2013-07-14 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
Your poor footie! Feet are lovely to have functioning. I hope yours is restored to full service soon.

I simply love your idea of combining Tolkien's paintings with jan-u-wine's poems. Must confess I'm looking forward to the Old Man Willow ;-)

It was one of those joint inspirations. I'd sent jan-u-wine files of a bunch of the landscape scans I'd made from my book, simply excited to share with her what a wide range Tolkien had as an artist. I was thinking of presenting his pictures featuring trees, just so there'd be a central theme for posting a series. Jan said she'd like to try writing to some of the pictures.

So far jan-u-wine has not written a poem for 'Old Man Willow'. Perhaps a nudge from you....? :)
mechtild at 2013-07-14 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
P.S. I see Diem Kieu left you a get well message, Ambree, but it was appended to the main post. Since you will not get a notice of reply, I'll just let you know she left a message for you in this post. :)
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