Conversing With a Fox

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Shared with Imaginary Garden

"Talk to the animals in poetic form"



Please come out earlier
So the light can capture your photographs

My cubs / need to be safe / in the dark / no danger

I would never hurt you
I watch you from a distance
I admire your cunning eyes

We fight different wars / your kind is not mine / we are your vermin

I've always loved you and your kind
I would never call you vermin
Your fire coat is beauty and grace

I fight a solitary battle / no one by my side / to read me my rights

I am sorry on behalf of my kind
We have stolen your land
Complaining of your kind
I am not one of them

Dear human, I cannot trust / but I thank you / for keeping your distance

One by one
the little family retires
beneath the bushes

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Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

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Comments

  1. I love the way you did this!

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  2. The separation in style of delivery for each party speaking works really well.

    I like the way you end this...makes it feel like stage directions somehow or...like the narrator in an act.

    Great work.

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    1. Thanks! Thought I'd try something different. :)

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  3. I wish more people would see foxes like this... Then again, when I lived in London and saw them scavenge through the bins I wasn't exactly a fan either. *shudder* Beautiful poem!

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    1. Heh heh! That's why we have wheelie bins :p We have a family in our neighbourhood and their cubs are just starting to come out and explore :)
      Thanks!

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  4. what a charming haiku sequence; do hope fox still believes in some of us

    much love...

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    1. Thank you. I hope some humans still earn the fox's trust :)

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  5. I love this conversation. I feel the same way - a fox is a miracle!

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  6. Fantastic conversation...I love foxes....such amazing creatures

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    1. Thank you very much. I was inspired by the cubs we see every now and then :)

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