For Arda

Author: Dreamflower

Nominator: Dreamflower

2006 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Poetry

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: Poem

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A poem in honor of Arda.

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Reviewed by: Branwyn  ✧  Score: 3

Dreamflower's tribute to the Professor's genius reminds us why we return again and again to a world that is [Untrammeled by the mundane and bitter...] I love the idea that we are exploring the outer boundaries of Arda--what a beautiful way to describe the research and creative writing and art that have been inspired by the master storyteller. Thank you for such an uplifting message.

Reviewed by: Imhiriel  ✧  Score: 3

Captures in very moving images the joy of reading and writing about Middle-earth. I didn't quite see a connection between form and content, but thought it was a visually interesting experiment.

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon  ✧  Score: 3

An exquisite paean to Arda, as the epitome of Tolkien's myth, legends and prose. The poem celebrates the power and beauty of Arda, and its intensity. I'm not sufficiently erudite to understand the exact structure of this poem, but its verses are written in a particularly elegant format. Well done!

Reviewed by: Lindelea  ✧  Score: 3

Breathtaking, deft, and beautifully crafted. A "dribble" can be a challenge, and here is one doubled, and made a mirror in form, and yet so very infused with meaning. Touching tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien and his incredible world.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 2

This takes a step away from fanfiction into reflection upon it. I'm not sure of the form (a dribble?), but it's visually interesting and allows for a smooth delivery.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 2

Nice job exploring the way that good and bad seems to mix in Arda by its very nature. "Bittersweet" really is a fine description for the land as a whole, when you think about it.

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 2

This is as much a tribute to Tolkien himself as to the world of Arda he created. A wonderful introduction to "dribble" poetry.