Tower Upon the Downs

Author: Adonnen Estenniel

Nominator: Kara's Aunty

2011 Award Category: Poetry: Hobbits

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: N/A (Non-Fiction or Poetry)

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Frodo dreams of the sea while in the house of Tom Bombadil.

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Reviewed by: Kara's Aunty  ✧  Score: 5

*dreamy sigh* That was short, but very powerful. From the very first line I was immediately transported to Gil-galad's ivory elven towers on Emyn Beraid, where I admired their beauty and lamented at the loss of all they had once known, and then - bidding them farewell forever - I left to soar joyfully across the sparkling Sea, eager to reach the eternal Utopia I knew lay in wait for me. Gosh, I loved this. Absolutely fantastic. Why can't all poetry be as absorbing and thrilling and electric as this? It certainly should be! Hugely recommended!

Reviewed by: Antane  ✧  Score: 3

What a lovely poem! I love the end the most. Indeed if he knew peace would come there this soon I hope it would be a great solace for him. Thank you for this glimpse into his thoughts and feelings.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

Frodo's dream in the house of Tom Bombadil is here described. Wonderful imagery and good uses of repetition and in evoking Tolkien's own words without actually using them. Very evocative!