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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


(Anonymous) at 2006-10-13 03:25 (UTC) (Link)

let's try this again!! -- I never have enough words for these things

-- the combination of the pictures and the poetry and the commentary is overwhelming.

By seeing the screencaps from one of the most beautiful scenes in the trilogy, I can see in even more detail the cuts/bleeding on his neck from the weight of the Ring on that chain. It hurts just to look upon it.

I loved so much the entire poem, but the ending --

In a life split to a nicety betwixt books and bravery,
(bravery, like courage, being just a word,
a word which could know naught of deeds)

it was by far
(or near....

or...There AND Back Again (and readied himself to make the attempt))

the bravest thing
he ever did. "

-- I never had considered that before.. the possibility that opening his eyes again to the (mundane? Ring-less) real world , after losing the Ring, would be the hardest thing he'd ever done.

Brava. I love anything which makes me think more, and love more.

Thanks, to both of you --"Met" [as I call her] and Jan-u-wine.

Sorry this has taken so long. My life isn't my own lately (but then, it never was, truly. It's ok.)
Mary :)
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:13 (UTC) (Link)

Re: let's try this again!! -- I never have enough words for these things

Oh, thank you so much, Mary. It was a gorgeous poem and I'm so pleased the screencaps worked with it as well as they did, since they were from another scene. But that scene is so sublime, how could caps from it not be a pleasure even if posted all by themselves?

Yes, the poetry of Jan-u-wine is splendid on so many counts: intelligent, Tolkien-faithful, finely-wrought, and always deeply moving.
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