Author: Calenlass Greenleaf

Nominator: Antane

2010 Award Category: Genres: Poetry: Character Study

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: N/A

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Follows my two other poems "Obsession" and "Corruption." On the subject of the Ring. Complete.

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Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 5

Somehow I appear to have reviewed each of the three poems in this series in order, and I am glad of it. We know that in the movies it was decided to portray the hold of the Ring on Frodo as a form of addiction, a relationship too many nowadays can appreciate first hand. And as the parent to a recovering addict this is a situation I have observed too closely. This advice offered to I suppose Frodo as he awakens from his healing sleep but that could also be offered to Gollum is sage, and I can imagine Aragorn and Gandalf and the great Elves all murmuring these lines in Frodo's ear. I love the support so freely offered.

Reviewed by: Antane  ✧  Score: 3

Another wonderful poem about the horrible torment of being a Ring-bearer, yet laced through as the others were with counsel and hope as to how to overcome such terrible lust. Powerfully done. I wish more would be written like this!