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Blessing the Boats - From The Terrible Stories (1996), "the coming of fox" Summary & Analysis

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From The Terrible Stories (1996), "the coming of fox" Summary

In this poem, the poet is becoming a fox, turning into a fox. The fox is still "haunched" by the poet's door, and the poet feels afraid, although the fox is not an enemy and the poet is not an enemy to the fox. The fox sits there night after night, until the poet's skin begins to bleed and the streams of blood resemble red fur.

From The Terrible Stories (1996), "the coming of fox" Analysis

If one follows the metaphor of the fox being the creative impulse, or the fox symbolizing the unrevealed truth of a person, the poet is paying a price for her resistance to doing the work. She knows the fox means her no harm and she is safe for the fox...

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