Reviews for Live by the Sword
docmon chapter 1 . 10/31/2004
what a wonderful look into the struggle and personal costs of walking on the Quest. I liked how you say first that they cannot take the time to hope, love, weep, and yet the speaker walks with them and

"...love[s] them, one and all/ Though love has no place on the quest/ They live by the sword - and gladly pay the toll/ of love/ and of hope/ and of peace."

Wonderful contradiction there. Good sense of timing too.

I picture Frodo as the speaker of this poem, though I know you have left that detail open. Perhaps because he is one who doesn't live by the sword.

great job,

monica
Forget Yesterday chapter 1 . 4/19/2002
Wow... I really like this one, too
Calanare Sairavanie chapter 1 . 4/6/2002
Simply beautiful... I'm so impressed by people who can write poetry. Great work!
Damia Raven chapter 1 . 2/16/2002
oh my god that was so beautiful and yet so dark! i liked it a helluva lot! well done! ~damia~
Wingleader Sora Jade chapter 1 . 2/15/2002
Aw! I love it! That's so sweet, and yet so sad at the same time! I don't know who's POV you wrote it from, but as I was reading I fancied it was Sam. He was the one most reluctant to give up peace and fight. Squee! I really love it!