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

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From The Terrible Stories (1996), "dear fox" Summary

The poet has stepped close enough to the fox to speak to it. She tells it that she's not in the habit of squatting out in the desert, working with stones and trying to heal them, but the "dry mornings/and bitter nights" have made her do these things. She tells the fox she knows that it's not her habit just to sit and wait, as the fox is doing for the poet. She calls the fox sister and says that they can step away from these behaviors at any time. She calls all of it "someone else's life."

From The Terrible Stories (1996), "dear fox" Analysis

Here the poet has stepped a little closer to the fox and tells her that she is really not the type of person...

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