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Hunter Of The Early Prey

from Witch Way to Reality by Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-Macdonald



(c) Ju Honisch

In the forest, black and wet,
last year’s leaves died on the ground.
Freed now from their snowy coat
in abundance can be found.
Early spring birds sing their notes
filling the sweet air with sound
and the snowdrops’ modest gaze
is directed towards the ground.

Evergreen the ivy grows,
spinning nets from ground to tree,
smiles disdain at winter snows,
it has been and it will be.
And like peppermint the air
tingles cool and fresh the breath
of the hunter who is there
to bring terror and bring death.

Hunter of the early prey
do be careful where you stray,
for the Goddess of new spring
right now is awakening.
And her dewy gaze will fall
blossoming on nature all.
Hunter, better hide your dart
or be dead before you start.

Time flies like the laughing wind
that pulls at the hunter’s hair.
And oblivious he has sinned
he is killing his first deer.
And while with the wind laughs he
death has entered the spring wood,
cold, and dark and wintery,
snowy bone clad in black hood.

Spring Goddess and elven queen,
oft imagined, never seen,
unicorn and mandragore
hold their counsel midst the gore.
Hunter, now the hunted be
run from what you never see.
Earth and wind will make your tomb
you shall not find your way home.


from Witch Way to Reality, released April 1, 1998


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Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-Macdonald Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Ju & Katy have been partners in musical crime ever since 1991 when they met at a German Star Trek convention at the late night filk circle.
When not filking, Ju writes fantasy novels. More about her writing can be found at www.juhonisch.de
If Katy is not travelling or trying to learn a new instrument, she also sings the filkish version of barbershop with the German filk quartet "Barbership".
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