The battle for winter

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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The drums beat louder, flames leap high
As Foxes roam the night

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Burning brands dance in the dark
and in the blood burn bright

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The watchers, clustered round the lawn
By firelight are revealed

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The Silver Fox will cast the spell
To see the winter healed

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Dogs, white as winter’s bones, contend
With Foxes red as flame

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With every step and beating drum
To win the moonlit game.

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The Dogs dance for the long, cold dark…
The Fox for spring’s return…

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The battle dances to and fro
And still the fires burn…

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But when the Young Fox, proud and tall
Emerges on the field,

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The old Dog, to his majesty
Must bow the head and yield.

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And then the Foxes rule the night
And on the dancing floor

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They celebrate the victory
And spring will come once more.

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The Foxes do not know defeat
They serve only the light

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And…

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