Green Man's Riddle
Into the Green, I took my axe and wandered to a glade of the forest... I was never lost Walking unseen, my only desire was some wood for my fire and a tranquil scene Then I set to my scheme: hewing and cleaving all the branches of green Fragments, splinters, they fell to my feet Hardly perceiving, like a one in a dream... in a dream Warmed to my theme, I failed in observing that the birds had ceased calling... I was lingering Driven by greed, my only desire was some wood for my fire, so I took no heed Then I set to my scheme: hewing and cleaving all the branches of green Fragments, splinters, they fell to my feet Hardly perceiving, like a one in a dream... in a dream Then a dark and earthy stillness numbed my brain... so I did remain By the tree roots on the mossy ground I lay I did dream a Man in Green did look on me... eyes were burning Round his face there grew some leaves abundantly Then I slowly understood: a Spirit of the Wood I tried to flee, but I was apprehended by some quick-growing tendrils, binding hand and knee "Please let me be" I pleaded of the Green Man "But my riddle you must solve" he said forcibly Tell me: what has a bite... yet no teeth has it Name a thing sharp and bright... but not clever A tool for a fight... splitting, dividing all the wood in its sight... in its sight "Now answer me, or you will be my captive in this glade of the forest ... be forever lost" Then I did see that I must solve the riddle or the Green Man would then make a slave of me I was thinking hard, then it came to me And the answer that he wanted: that thing it was an axe
Written by: Bonnie Mackinnon
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