Creature in the Wood, by Heather Alexander

I am the creature in the wood

Prepared to end my spinsterhood
My song is power and is art
My song can bind a human heart
And should thou chance to hear me sing
My tree will grow our wedding ring

I shall be thy lover….

My roots run deep into the core
I am the maiden, bride and whore
I am the heart of every home
I am the siren call to roam
So fill thy nights with fleeting thrill
And live thy days out on my hill.

I shall be thy lover….

Come unto me, my handsome lad
I see thee bathing there unclad
Those roots that drift against they thighs
May be a dryad’s hands and eyes
Come pick the nuts fresh from my tree
As I have tasted the like of thee

I shall be they lover….

So deep and strong our love shall grow
Thy inner secrets I will know
Thou shall be happy and be free
To dwell forever in my tree
I’ll be thy captor and thy slave
I’ll give thee all that thou might crave

I shall be thy lover…

Lalalalalalalalalala…..

But love can wither like the leaves
No matter what the heart believes
I know the end will always come
Finest lad grows tiresome
After a century or two
I need to look for someone new…..

So take your rest upon the hill
And when the even shadows fill
I’ll take you in against the chill
And I shall eat and drink my fill
I’ll try your passion and your skill
And your endurance, hard as steel

And I shall be thy lover
Lalalalalalalala…

Prepared to end my spinsterhood
My song is power and is art
my song can bind a human heart
and should thou chance to hear me sing
my tree will grow our wedding ring

I shall be thy lover….

(filk of “Creature of the Wood”, also by Heather Alexander)

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