This poem is just a bit of fun, working with the four elements and four of the wights.
Remember in early Saxon times the elves were associated with positive qualities - Tolkien new this! Without dragon lore and the belief that they guarded buried treasure for an age such finds as Sutton Hoo would have been dug up the next day/month/year, (see the poem on this blog in Sept 2012). Anyone familiar with Tai Chi will know the value of flowing like water. We know little about early dwarves Saxon but perhaps they were once good guys too, at least Tolkien went with this.
Spell of invincibility
Travel like an elf, as fast as the Wind,
Be a bright shining one, with him now twinned.
Fight like a drake, as potent as Fire,
Be strong of heart, soar higher and higher.
Yield like a nymph, as flowing as Water,
A fluid solution, all may thee alter.
Arise like a dwarf, as firm as the Earth,
Be to make ready, for thine own rebirth.
Copyright Andrew Rea 2009