Darkness Falls

Author: Flick

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Poetry

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A sestina on the death of Boromir. Inspired by both book-verse and movie-verse.

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Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

I was unfamiliar with the sestina, which made this poem especially interesting because I got to learn about a new form of poetry. I'm odd that way. In any case, I've found the sestina to be a fascinating device that will require several weeks to fully process, but what first struck me was how this would force a reader to look at six different words in many different ways. And appropriately enough, this poem looks at Boromir, who is a complicated character and can be seen in many different lights. I'm very impressed with the ways flick chose to use the various words, and the last line really hit home as Boromir doesn't quite trust himself to accept forgiveness.

Reviewed by: Avon  ✧  Score: N/A

Another poem you need no knowledge to enjoy - only heart and soul is required. The words are beautiful and the images well crafted. In its 400 odd words it sums up more than many a 70, 00 word epic. It's a poem to revisit and relish.