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For the Moon to lead, and all the Stars to follow  by annmarwalk 7 Review(s)
Daffy MaidenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/7/2005
Aiee, I didn't review this when I first read it! (Nasty habit of mine.) I did love it. :)

Author Reply: Thank you for reading, and reviewing. I confess this is one of my own favorite stories - I love the image of charming Boromir dancing courteously with all those lucky ladies.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/20/2005
Love the inspiration for the title. Obviously need to look at more Tudor-period poets,

Author Reply: I think I searched "Bartlett's Online" for something to do with dance, and was amazed and delighted when this absolutely perfect bit of poetry showed up.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/20/2005
What Denethor lost, as one who once loved him now accepts the temporary attentions of the son who might have been, possibly, hers.


Author Reply: Thank you for your kinds words! It's funny, isn't it, where these stories get started - this was inspired by handsome Kiefer Sutherland and his lovely dad Donald, one of the Great Crushes of my youth.

Nancy BrookeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/12/2005
I came to this story as a Boromir fan, and am delighted with both the perspective of him in this story, and that the perspective of the story is not his. Very poignant; artfully done. Not a false note or extraneous moment.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for your kind words, Nancy! I'm a drabblist (though this came out as a double drabble) so I have learned to pare scenes down to the essentials, while using (or attempting, anyway!)the most powerful, colorful, or evocative words.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2005
There is poetry in your prose.

Lovely imagery, breath-taking, beautiful and bittersweet at one.

And I love the title.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for your kind words! I really hate having to come up with titles; I searched long and hard for this one. Here's the complete quote:

"Shake off your heavy trance,
and leap into a dance,
Such as no mortals use to tread,
fit only for Apollo
To play to, for the Moon to lead,
And all the Stars to follow."
Francis Beaumont (15841616), British dramatist.

It does describe radiant Boromir so perfectly, doesn't it?

Shieldmaiden of RohanReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/2/2005
Lovely vignette. I really liked the title too.

Author Reply: Thanks, smor!I derived great pleasure from writing this particular Mary-Sue story.

mirthorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/1/2005

Author Reply: Thanks! :)

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