Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Home by Morning

Author: Fileg

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Poetry - First Place

Story Type: Poetry : Length: unknown
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: A love poem from the heart of war and a Nursery Rhyme to scare the daylights out of the little ones when you tuck them in.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

This was sweet and touching. I wondered who was saying it before I read the notes at the end. I thought of Boromir and Faramir, though the one never quite came home. I liked the rhyme and the repeating 2nd and 4th lines but only in every other stanza.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

There's something wonderfully simple about this rhyme, yet it can't fail, I think, to touch any reader who has ever waited for a loved one to come home. In fact, it reminds me of a friend's mother, who said once that when her husband was lurking the depths of the ocean on a nuclear submarine, that whenever asked how she could stand the suspense of not knowing whether he was well, she would simply say, "I have to believe he's going to come up." I can hear the echo of that faith in this poem.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

Wonderful poem full of promise. The meter of this poem is nearly flawless, and the structure is perfect for this type of writing. It combines oaths and vows with lists of things that might prevent the fulfilling of those promises, and the poem is structured in such a way as to accommodate both. Brilliant writing and almost a sing-song rhythm that lulls and comforts.

Reviewed by: Avon -- Score: N/A

And if I could have two Lord of the Rings based poems then this would be the second one. It sings itself into your soul and offers you a universe of pictures. It's about love and loyalty and maybe about loss. It inspired me enough to make me write a story based around it, so it has its very own fanfiction. ;-) Who are these people? It doesn't matter - they are any ranger and his woman you care to imagine and they are-every-ranger and partner.

Reviewed by: Lindelea -- Score: N/A

This poem has a firm rhythm, and while it has frightening content, the ultimate message is love, hope, and reassurance. It is a believable children's song in a culture beset by war.