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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


illyria_novia at 2006-12-04 12:09 (UTC) (Link)
I get goosebumps and shivers each time I read Jan-u-wine's poem. Each and every time. Thank you so much for sharing this painting, and for including that poem.
mechtild at 2006-12-04 13:22 (UTC) (Link)
Had you read Jan's poem before, Illyria? Or did you mean
"each and every time" now? That is, were you a reader of this poem previously? Lucky you to have been enjoying her work for longer if you already knew this piece. I don't think I have read a more moving fic that tries to relate this part of Frodo and Sam's stories -- which Tolkien never enlarged upon in canon -- yet which feels so thoroughly embedded in Tokien's established world and characters. I feel this way about many of Jan's poems, but they typically provide smaller, tighter [also beautifully-written, deeply telling] vignettes in terms of time and place. It makes my heart race as I read this one, which takes up multiple, extended sequences in both their lives and makes it all work.
illyria_novia at 2006-12-05 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
I think I've only read this one when I opened your post. I meant, every time I read any of her poem, and usually I save them to reread and re-savor, I feel that tightening inside, that sense that the world contracts to each line and each word and each image. It's always a rollercoaster kind of experience, painful sometimes, but worth it. :)
mechtild at 2006-12-05 14:03 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it is always worth it. I'm going to send jan-u-wine an email to come over and read your comments. Thanks, again, Illyria, for stopping by.
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