Tickle the Ranger

Author: Alawa

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Poetry - Second Place

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A child's verse. Come tickle the Ranger... You know you want to!

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

I'll try tickling the Ranger any day, but I think I know who would win such a contest. Tickling Rangers aside, I loved the childlike question and answer nature of this poem, and I like the sing-song almost carefree attitude. But the subject matter is dark, making for a very interesting contrast, and for that reason, I see hobbits being very fond of this poem. I think it would fit their natures quite well, especially since they're always fishing for words in those more serious moments. Perhaps this song could help them. Brilliant writing.

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

Nice poem. Really feels like a children's rhyme with a round-about-play attached. The two sides of firstly the ranger outside moving around the circle and secondly all the other children forming the circle of the normal populace are well drawn. When the stanza of the ranger stops I expect the ranger to tickle that child standing where he stops.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: N/A

Very cute. I can hear a Dunedain woman singing this as she tickles her son's toes.