Winter (Crone Song)

I am the unknown
the most feared
the dark space
when you close your eyes
where you can hide

My hands wrap around threads
to tie them all together
at the end
and say ‘we are complete, it is finished’.

My touch is tender and cold
I come
in the small hours
to wake you with reminders
and sing you back
to sleep.

— JMF 2017

Autumn (Enchantress Song)

My hands are free
to dance
to reach upwards
at last
to fill my arms with sweet fruit.


I wear purple robes
I have dry leaves caught in my silvering hair.


I am unafraid of my own completeness.


I am truly ready to leave tomorrow
if I need to.


I claim this space around me
I claim the stories within me
I claim every second that remains to me.


— JMF 2017

Summer (Mother Song)

The universe rotates around
the tiny sparkling atom
that is you.

My love

builds to a crescendo
of perfect pain and bliss
death and creation
connecting us to the eternal.

My mind
My body
My heart
surround you
as if you were all
that ever existed.

You are mine
but you are not mine
at all.

You belong somewhere
I will not be able to follow
you belong to the future
though you carry all the songs
of our past.

— JMF 2017

Spring (Maiden Song)

She lived here, once
curled up inside
the softest recesses of my body.


Staring at the wide blue sky
she lay and soaked into
the soft wet grass


One night she stole away
and left him
still, asleep beside me
his brown skin smelling of the sun.


— JMF, 1993 – for RJN