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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Eagles ~ Frodo Wakes in Ithilien, plus jan-u-wine's 'There and Back....Again'

Posted on 2006.09.30 at 11:19


Gentle Hobbit
gentlehobbit at 2006-09-30 23:52 (UTC) (Link)
I like your choice of the eagle pictures to portray Frodo's thoughts and feelings in the poem. You're right, there is a greater range of thought, questioning, wondering, hesitancy, acceptance during the Eagle flight.

I love how you are pairing the pictures with Jan-u-wine's poetry. You have a way of distilling and capturing a moment in a way that I can ponder and savour all the more.

My favourite moment in the poem was this:

a great unwillingness to open his eyes,
lest there be nothing but darkness,

and a great urgency, as if the opening
were as needful as the taking of a breath
after having been too long submerged.

mechtild at 2006-10-01 01:12 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Gentlehobbit, I love the section you lifted out. It seemed such a true observation of the way Frodo (and we) might think -- the paradox of it -- wanting yet not wanting that very thing. Thank you for commenting.
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