Crow and the Silver Fox…


A giant shadow mars the night…

Crow weaves his darkness all around,

Beneath the Hunter’s Moon he flies

To terrorise the Dancing Ground.


Dark wings weave spells of dark and cold,

Yet far away from children’s cries

The gloom is pierced by shafts of light…

Spear-bright, the Silver Fox replies.


For none may blight the Dancing Ground,

The night is theirs, to dance and call

With flame and drumbeat, woven bright,

The birth of Winter from the Fall.


Crow spreads his wings against the flame

He will not flee the coming fight

But stands to wait for Silver Fox

Who wields the golden fire light.


And closer, now, the torches come,

The trees aflame with Summer’s death.

Their spirits join the shifting dance

As watchers wait with bated breath.


Crow challenges the Foxes’ drum,

With wings of night, he holds the scene

Illuminated by the flame

That paints the shadows on the green.


The Foxes bait the feathered fiend.

With measured pace and shining mask,

The Silver Fox moves silently,

Emerging to complete the task.


For none may mar the Dancing Ground

Nor add their darkness to the night,

Nor stand against the Silver Fox,

The wielder of the Staff of Light.


The Crow has fled, the dance begins,

To celebrate the season’s change…

Yet in the shadows danger lurks

With bone-white faces, cold and strange…


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Crow and the Silver Fox…

  1. Delyn Merce says:

    Gorgeous poetry lines.


  2. Widdershins says:

    Magical words for a magical time. 🙂


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