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Sunday, April 22, 2012

fox dreams... and haiku by Alan Summers

virgin snow
a fox makes prints
for the morning

thunder snow
the wind-shifting scent
of fox

artwork by Dru Marland 

fox dreams  
edited by Aubrie Cox
fox dreams is a project from Yay Words! Poets were invited to submit short form poetry and artwork about foxes and/or dreams to celebrate the Inari Matsuri festival. Each poet who submitted was guaranteed at least one poem into the collection.

All poems and artwork copyright of their authors.

Dreams and foxes both charm and allude us. They appear in the corner of our eyes, only to vanish the moment we consciously register their presence. Foxes, while they run rampant in folklore and mythology, are difficult to keep on the page—they’d rather be devious! Dreams present the challenge of anchoring the abstract within the concrete. With each prompt I give on Yay Words! it’s my goal to challenge and inspire. I try to select two themes that are a little unusual, complementary, and would make, in my humble opinion, for good poems.

Every time, I always secretly worry that perhaps I’ve chosen something too difficult, or uninteresting. But, of course, so many of you rose to the challenge fearlessly with beautiful words and imagery. Thank you for continuing to wow and inspire me.

May you all keep dreaming fantastic things.

Aubrie Cox
22 April, 2012

You'll find my 3rd haiku in the pdf, it's rather dreamy.  

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fox dreams 
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Keira said...

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Terri L. French said...

Aubrie is so creative. Was happy to be a part of this blog challenge.

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Flotsam said...

I love this collaboration between poet and artist. Knowing Dru's work already, it is good to see it being enhanced in such a beautiful way.