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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Nan Gagnon's "Reunion", plus Jan-u-wine's "Across So Wide a Sea"....

Posted on 2006.12.02 at 06:10


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-12-02 20:53 (UTC) (Link)
This is such a great LJ entry, Mechtild. *hugs you in appreciation*

I have been tearful many times, in the past months, over the beauty of Jan-u-wine’s Across So Wide a Sea. It never fails to sting (it hurts in a good way) when I read about Elanor and Frodo-lad saying farewell to their father.

I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like waiting sixty years to be reunited with a beloved friend.

I’m very pleased, that Nanette-Rosie Gagnon agreed to having her superb painting ‘Reunion’ showcased together with Jan's poem.

I have been enjoying it immensely. It is so full of beautiful detail, bright and happy colours and, of course, it illustrates two of the most beloved characters in literature.

Thank you for the close-ups, it’s a real treat to be able to see the brush-strokes. There is so much that can be read in this painting, so much that relates to the joys and sorrows in Frodo and Sam’s lives.

When I first saw the night sky full of stars I was reminded of the waters of Mirrormere but on reading I realised that I was looking at:

Finally, the viewer’s eye rests with Sam and Frodo as they sit smoking their pipes beneath a star-sprinkled sky, the twilight deepening into night.

* * * * *

And the dark gathers close about us,
(a kindly dark, this)

and the great cloak of stars holds us,
silent, together,

pinned to this place,
this moment,

this life,

this Home.

Thank you ladies for this beautiful moment in time. (((Hugs)))
mechtild at 2006-12-02 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Este, I love all those parts, too! I weep buckets over the goodbyes of Sam to both his children, knowing he'll never see them again in life. But that ending image. Oh, gasp and guh! *sniffles loudly*

Thanks so much for stopping by to look and comment, Este. I was hoping we'd get some good shots of the diptych and we did. I just wanted to do them justice.

P.S. - It *does* look like Mirrormere! That makes it even more magical. Thanks for sharing that. *smooch*
(Anonymous) at 2006-12-02 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
The following makes me sob audibly:

I pass
the riot of
my careless
through the soft tangle
of amaryllis
where Bilbo lies.. ….

Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-12-02 22:45 (UTC) (Link)


That was yours truly sobbing.
mechtild at 2006-12-02 23:15 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ops!

Oh, Este! STOP! You've got me going again, too. Especially since when I read this, I always think of Bilbo as I've come to imagine him, whom I love dearly, as if he were a real person. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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