Song Of The Green Man

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I am a head disgorging
I am black iron forging
Smoke rise up ahead
Making presents for the dead

I live on rotting apples
I make the rotting happen
Deep down in the loam
I see you pass on your way home

I burn like forest fires
I hide among church spires
Leering out at you
Misericord under the pew

My fingers dead-leaf fisted
My songs grow gnarled and twisted
My eyes burn berry bright
I make a bower for the night

The vines and leaves unspool me
A vegetable jewellery
Tree bark crowns my head
Bringing presents for the dead

The leaves grow all around me
Leaked from the mouth to drown me
Coloured chlorophyll
Come my daughters welcome in

I am the green-gold spectre
I work in the environmental sector
And I watch over you
I drink your footprints in the dew

I am the shady patches
The creak of lifted latches
Gold-leaf summer gleam
I disappear into the green


from There Still Are Mysteries, released August 19, 2016



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F E L L is Nicolas Burrows, singer of songs. Weak-eyed writer of poems, teller of stories. Seeker of truths, friend of the woods…artist, illustrator and musician from Lancashire, now based in London UK.

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