On this day the Wise agree
That a wild beast walks in the forest;
It is quite black all over.
When its head is cut off
The blackness will disappear completely
Changing to snow white.
The blackness is called the head of the Raven;
But as soon as the blackness disappears,
And the whiteness shows;
It is called "robbed of its head."
I believe the Wise
Are heartily glad;
When the black smoke finally dissipates.
Yet they keep this secret closely guarded
That no foolish man may know it;
Only allowing it to be written about
for the benefit of their Sons.
What is given of God
Therefore one should say nothing about it
While God would have it concealed.
My son, be it quickly understood,
A cruel black dragon lurks in the wood.
- Joel Radcliffe -