Then on to Bree
there to encounter a stranger ,
who knew of their quest
and warned them of the danger .
Ensconsed at the ” Prancing Pony ”
with a once and future King ,
the company made plans for their journey
to get to Rivendell with the Ring.
Rumours of the Black Riders
and a growing menace with out ,
hastened their departure
and rid them of doubt.
On to Rivendell by way of Weathertop
Hobbits learned from Strider about the past ,
and whilst they made shelter
Ringwraiths came upon them fast.
They inflicted on the Ring-bearer a mortal wound
whilst fire and sword put them to flight ,
the company was forced to press on regardless
even as Frodo sank into twilight.