A stone of Middle Earth so great the raging Anduin gives Gonorod its berth
As wild as the river and as tall as the Carrock you will find a man called Beorn
Bilbo could walk between his legs with clearance of his garments
He is distrustful of strangers as the darkness of Mirkwood is to the light
Will he recall his elven friend from the Battle of The Five Armies?
Or remember the dwarf that bested his son at the Dragon Tide competition?
Mithrandir overcame his suspious nature through his thirst for the brave tales of Thorin and company.
The skin changer also knew of Oakenshield’s name day and his fearlessness over the goblins at the Battle of Nanduhirion
Beorn is unbridled nature, can reason be used to calm a storm, or tame the ferocity of a charging bear.
Would the intrusion of such a man’s homestead not reap the anger of the swarm for raiding the hive?
Yet I know of him to have good heart, to eat of no flesh, and talks to the animals as if they were free people of Middle Earth.
In this way, I am a kindred spirit with this Ent sized man
For it was my kin who awoke the animals and taught them to speak.
For the Firstborn wished to speak to all manner of creation, the trees, mountains and rivers
To tame the keeper of bees, is it best to use honeyed words
Nay, for the beekeeper uses smoke to calm the violence of the hive
I shall smoke Old Toby with him and share songs and ryhmes of Thorr and my valor
The passage of time in relaxation and the smoking of the pipe is the answer to the riddle of one who is the personification of nature.