Red flashing by.
Black socks, trotting slowing.
Two now-stealthily waiting.
And then gone-
Red flashing by.
© Donna Donabella 2014
We have had foxes visiting our garden to hunt for several years now. They are fascinating to watch. And the observations of these beautiful creatures led to this poem a couple of years ago.
The top left picture shows the parent foxes after a soaking early spring rain, and one of their offspring (bottom right)…the mighty Hunter, as we have named him. He is a beauty with his winter coat, and an excellent hunter. You can read more about Hunter’s story when he first jumped our fence. We recently had a new addition to our fox family. Vixen, as we call her, showed up on Christmas, and has been visiting to hunt. You can see pictures, and read her story here.
The pictures at the top of the post, in the mosaic below, and at the end of the post are of Hunter as he went about his daily hunting last winter.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday. Thanks for the invite Sanaa! Please visit these fabulous poetry blogs to read some more wonderful verse.
The latest issue of the on-line magazine, Rural, is out. It is aptly named, Winter Love. An except of my poem, Blanket of Cotton, and a short essay, In Winter Play In The Garden, are included in this amazing publication. I am honored to be included with so many creative writers and photographers.
I leave you with a few additional words about our foxy visitors. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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