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White Witch Of Winter

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White Witch Of Winter


Corvus the white witch

Once flew the sky on crow’s wings

And fed on battlefield dead

She ate the hearts of serfs and kings

But soon she lost the taste for flesh

And transformed into what winter brings

Her skin is cold to human touch

She feasts on other-worldly things


She turns snowflakes into blizzards

Freezes your blood and tears

She arrives with the cold north wind

laying ice upon your fears


She hates the crows for what they are

For she once fed on carrion too

She hates the way they cock their heads

And turn their coal black gaze on you

So when the black imps come to her

Requesting voices clear and true

She casts a spell that spites their wish

and in her soul a darkness grew


She hears the crows Kaw in distress

She walks the fields on winter nights

She floats through forests dark and bleak

And like the snow she, soft, alights

Upon the frosted fields of earth

Where she makes her stand and fights

The bitter crows of Albion

The age old war of blacks and whites


◄ The Pumpkin Queen

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julie callaghan

Tue 6th Oct 2020 12:12

How exciting looking forward to reading and hearing them all.
Ordered myself a new copy of flower fairies and wrote a poem, thanks for bringing back a memory.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Oct 2020 11:41

thanx for the 'likes'.
Yes Julie - it's my intention to record these poems as songs and put them out as an album with accompanying illustrated book - tentative title of the the collection is 'Crow Lore' based upon an earlier poem/song that I recorded (which I intend to re-record) titled 'Cycle Of The Scarecrow'
Here is the original demo:

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julie callaghan

Sat 3rd Oct 2020 12:09

Loving these poems, hoping you will put them into a book. Reminds me a bit of the Flower Fairies.

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