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Blessing the Boats - From The Terrible Stories (1996), "a dream of foxes" Summary & Analysis

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From The Terrible Stories (1996), "a dream of foxes" Summary

The meaning of the fox becomes more clear in this poem. In it, the poet dreams of foxes, and a field where women are clean, considered good, and are safe. In this dream, the women experience all good things that they often miss in the real world, including acceptance and safety, as symbolized by the absence of being torn up by dogs and having their fur torn and bloody. In this dream, the poet sees a "lovely line" of women walking secure and confident through "generous fields."

From The Terrible Stories (1996), "a dream of foxes" Analysis

More even than the call to the creative process, this poem now reveals the symbol of foxes as being the elemental nature of being a woman, which is looked...

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