Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

I Ride

Author: RennWench/Alstaria CoAuthors

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Poetry

Story Type: Poetry : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Faramir's thoughts as he brings news from Osgiliath to Minas Tirith.


Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar -- Score: N/A

I love the whole rhythm of the piece, and Faramir's thoughts. How great it is that he is big enough to see that Gondor needs a king and that Aragorn is the right one to be King.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

I liked the repetion of "I ride." The same words each time, but each time they felt different, and I could feel the turning when the poem turned to why he rides. It's evokative and yet, I can't find many words to describe it.

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

The real Faramir returns. Forget what the movies did to this poor man and forget every doubt you ever entertained about him even in the books. This is Faramir in all his nobility and all his "sufficiency." That word actually takes on new meaning thanks to this poem. In any case, this is Faramir unplugged, unedited, and uncut. I love the way this poem punctuates his motivations, his desires, his goals, and his unswerving devotion. Beautiful imagery, the refrain "I ride" kept the pace fast and relentless, and Faramir is restored to his noble and "sufficient" glory.

Reviewed by: Alexcat -- Score: N/A

I love this one… so much said with so little words. I like the repetition… when read aloud it reads as more story than poem, which I like also.