Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?


ctvnews.ca photo


Though my tail is aloft,
my balance is off.
Let me wrap myself in it,
and curl up in
a wooded hollow.
Then I will
begin again.


*Like a cat's, the fox's thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or "brush") as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes. National Geographic

National Geographic photo by Joel Sartore

for Toads, where Mama Zen wants to know what the fox says in 43 words or less, for Words Count. 

21 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful creature, especially curled up in its own tail.

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  2. Nicely portrayal of a "typical" day in the life of a gorgeous animal!

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  3. Ha! That's what I'd like to do, too.

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  4. always nice to have the opportunity to begin again!

    a fox is such a beautiful creature! thanks for the extra info about them.

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  5. I love the fox facts that you brought, Sherry and your poem is a rich image! Beautiful!

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  6. love it, they are soooo magical, love to see them scampering around. usually too close to the road. run, fox, run!

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  7. so good and some info thrown in as well...

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  8. ha. cute fox....they can be playful as well...there was one this summer at the baseball field playing around the foul pole....

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  9. I adore the beauty of a fox...thanks for sharing the information. Love the poem

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  10. I love the fox & the optimism in this poem, Sherry.

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  11. I love your poem too~ I am working on mine....?!
    Gorgeous photos and view

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  12. i love that cute fox in your lines, his home where there's no fear of being hunted and where he'll greet visitors like us......happy time cutie.... :)

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  13. 'curl up in
    a wooded hollow.' ~ sounds so cozy ~ and the photo - nice too.

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  14. Look at those bright eyes! I love what your bright-eyed fox has to say, Sherry.
    K

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  15. That tail looks like a great pillow.

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  16. Me too Mama Zen! Great fox pic, mi amiga.
    lovely animal, the fox. for me its up there with the wolf and coyote but for varying reasons.

    have a wonderful day, mi amiga

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  17. A lovely one Sherry ~ Thanks for the note as well ~

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  18. Nothing more lovely than being wrapped in the love of the fox tail.......
    :)

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