Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Bridge

Author: Armariel
Nominator: Antane
2008 Award Category: Genres: Poetry: Drama

Story Type: Poetry : Length: N/A
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Sam speaks of a dream/vision in which he visited Frodo in the Undying Lands.


Reviewed by: Imhiriel -- Score: 7

Oh, lovely. Gorgeous imagery and sensitivity. I think this poem captures Sam character very well, his being down-to-earth at the same time he can exhibit a profound sense of awe at the beauty and the wonders of the world. His feelings are conveyed very well. You could sense his longing for Frodo, his anticipation for his eventual reunion with him, his joy at knowing and "seeing" Frodo is well and happy, and at being able to talk with him about the most everyday things in both their lives, even if only in dream. I think despite this, he accepts Frodo's admonition to not hurry their reunion, to cherish and take delight in his life in Middle-earth as long as it may last. I find it very touching how he can describe the sublime sights in his dream in such awe-filled tones (and with wonderful imagery, like ["the air a spicy tent"], interspersed with very oddly - at first glance - comparing the lingering touch of Frodo in his dream with something so... hm, so mundane... like a hat, which nevertheless makes complete sense.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 4

When it comes to your verse, Armariel, you are indeed a master; and I miss your contributions so. This look at stolen moments of memory on the part of both Frodo and Sam, and the admonition not to seek to dwell too much in the past or in wishes to the point one misses out on the present. is marvelously done. Indeed poignant and wondrous. Please return soon so that we can continue to rejoice in your wondrous images.

Reviewed by: Antane -- Score: 2

A way is found for Sam and Frodo to reach each other over the Sea. Another lovely, loving poem. Namarie, God bless, Antane :)