Gimli, Son of Gloin 

A Villanelle

Friend of the Mirkwood Elf and Gondorian King,
True-hearted dwarf with axe in hand will now take heed.
Bravery to the Fellowship this dwarf now brings.

Gimli son of Gloin sets out with eight and the ring.
To guard the ringbearer named Frodo is his creed.
Friend of the Mirkwood Elf and Gondorian King.

When slaying orcs, Gimli’s mighty axe seems to sing.
Unsteady he may seem when riding on a steed.
Bravery to the Fellowship this dwarf now brings.

At Helm’s Deep he blew the horn at the sun’s rising.
As the Rohan King commanded his charges’ lead,
Friend of the Mirkwood Elf and Gondorian King.

Fighting side by side with Frodo and his sword Sting,
But stopping long enough to grab a taste of mead,
Bravery to the Fellowship this dwarf now brings.

Willing to fight the Nazgul that might be circling,
Tall and mighty he stands as an unbending reed,
Friend of the Mirkwood Elf and Gondorian King,
Bravery to the Fellowship this dwarf now brings.

- Kaybaggins