The Vain Songs

Author: Nol

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Poetry - First Place

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG-13  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Fingon and Maedhros in beauty, war, mad love and above all things, vanity.

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Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

Although I'm no one to comment on poetry, particularly poetry of the non-rhyming sort, these are a fascinating set of poems. Vanity, indeed, as Elves obsess over the works of their hands, and occasionally just hands, period (and hair, always the hair!), and everything gets refracted through the looking glass. Plenty of irony, dark humor, Attic salt, as it were, and probably the most unique portrayal, in form and content, of Maedhros and Fingon I have ever seen. The language might take some getting used to-we're all so very accustomed to try to match style to Tolkien's, but once you've adjusted, it's ruthlessly entertaining!