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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Frodo Returns to Bag End ~ "And All the Small and Simple Things" by jan-u-wine....

Posted on 2006.09.16 at 17:53


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-09-19 09:50 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you, Este. I am glad you were able to drop in and read this poem. It is quite exquisite and so moving.

Does this poem make you think of Home, with the same warm thoughts as Frodo?

Oh yes, Jan’s poem really increased my longing to visit England more often than I do at present. I feel I can identify with those warm thoughts of Frodo’s.

I suppose the look and "feel" of your present country is very different from England, when I come to think of it. I only know its look from films and photographs, since I haven't visited the country where you live, but it usually looks more strictly north-woods; more evergreens and aspen and birch -- like here in Minnesota. English landscapes and interiors in paintings and films tend to look quite different. More lush, the plants more various. The impression its land and little villages and crofts makes is serenely bucolic. "Pastoral"; "idyllic". Or so Tolkien makes his homeland seem.

Would that be true for the most part?

Yes that is so.

I have been told that the Swedish settlers chose to set-up-shop in Minnesota, because it was almost identical to the Swedish countryside they had left behind.

I get the impression that Canada and the wooded parts of Sweden are very similar. I have never been to Canada but I am a ‘Discovery Channel’ fan, so I get the idea.
mechtild at 2006-09-19 21:26 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'd rather live in England than Minnesota ANY day. :)
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