Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember

Author: Dreamflower
Nominator: Dreamflower
2008 Award Category: Genres: Poetry: Drama - Second Place

Story Type: Poetry : Length: N/A
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: An inverted dribble set, as Frodo's friends remember him on the anniversary of the Ring's destruction...


Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 10

up until i got invited to play here, i thought drabbles and hiaku were the biggest challenge to face, OMG!! this is poetry as art as true art. i can see this type of poetry written in frodo's best hand, stretched and mounted as a wedding or anniversary present. the visual appeal the texture of the writing the symetery and presentation. all just jump off the page and beg to be given a voice. this is something that if you held readings like i'm hearing about where people all gather up live and using the mystery of computers read the lotr outloud to each other. (need to refind that post and check into the possiblites) you would have standing room ony. dreamflower i don't know how you do it, you are so prolific as a writer and yet you seem to find the time to keep track of all the important dates in middle earth time and give each one a small salute as they pass. i have to believe that you have a really thick detail oriented dayplanner placed somewhere in your brain and that its open and accessable constantly. you must have a first class education also because you have so much knowledge and never come off as high-faluting either. if you weren't a rhodes scholar maybe you were or are a rogue scholar, scooping up little facts and tucking them securely away for later disposal.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 6

I am fairly new to the dribble format, in fact I think that this is the first poem of this form that I can remember reading, yet I found it remarkably useful, a nice middle-ground between free verse and more structured forms of poetry. This dribble in particular seemed a nice use of that form, with the longer lines speaking of graver, more universal matters while the shorter ones became almost a plea: ["Remember"], addressed as is popular to a single individual The two stanzas were also well done, with one focusing on the world at large and the other looking at how Frodo was influenced by and influenced those closest to him; and also how that smaller world relates to the Great Events. There's a dichotomy there that I've not quite wrapped my head around, and I suspect I'll be thinking about this poem's theme over the next few days. Which is definitely a sign that the poet's doing something right!

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 4

My own aptitude for writing poetry is rather poor, so I am in awe of people who can write good poems. And this is one is not only good, it's rather astonishing. I've never heard of the unique structure, but it's wonderful and neat, and I don't know quite how Dreamflower managed to set up the poem like that, but it certainly works well. Lovely comparisons between the way, in general, the world of Men honors Frodo and the way his homeland remembers him.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

It was Dreamflower who introduced me to "dribble" poetry, and I will ever thank her for it. In this pair of inverted dribbles we see what Merry, Pippin, and Sam think of the twenty-fifth of Rethe, and how they regret it has no further meaning within the Shire. Sad, but proud, even as was the one honored in the lines.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland -- Score: 1

I liked this poem very much and the final line was especially poignant and verytrue.

Reviewed by: Cathleen -- Score: 1

Awesome, Dreamflower! *Applauds* You are such a talented lady, and this is beautiful!!