with the fox's mask in my hands, now
I see the price you've paid for
Today's Sunday Poem is "Seducing the Crone" by Katherine Mills, from Goblin Fruit's brand new Summer 2007 issue. (You'll find a link to it at the bottom of the issue's Table of Contents.)
Goblin Fruit is is a webzine for mythic and fantastical poetry, produced by Amal El-Mohtar, Jessica P. Wick, and Oliver Hunter. It's a magical little 'zine, which does a particularly good job supporting the work of emerging poets such as Ms. Mills. There are many delights in the Summer issue, including Oliver's illustrations and audio links that allow you to hear the poets read their work. (I also recommend Oliver's own website, a cupfull of oliver.)
The illustration above is not by Oliver, however -- it's by Susan Seddon Boulet, a mythic artist who was raised in Brazil and eventually settled in California until her death in 1997. I couldn't resist posting this particular painting here, for the fox with a human mask is an interesting mirror image to the lines from Mills' poem.