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The Fearless Fox

by The Walrus 

Posted: 01 March 2004
Word Count: 100
Summary: Dedicated to WM.

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I didnít feel the cold inertia
Of the pebble nestling
Comfortably in my hand,
I only felt the sensual smoothness
Of its solid perfection.

I didnít feel the merciless edge
Of the frenzied breeze
Buffeting my hair
I only felt its cathartic ruffling
Welcome fresh.

I didnít hear the brazen fox
Its tenacious tread
I only saw him
Into my seascape
His fear discarded
In another time
Another place
Far away from here.

I held his nonchalant gaze a while
Before reaching out
With steady hand
To dip my fingers
Into the riotous red
Of another
Decadent sunset.

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roovacrag at 20:22 on 01 March 2004  Report this post
Great poem as always.
Crafty as a fox,who is the fox/

igbit33 at 20:35 on 01 March 2004  Report this post
Well... I can't think of anything to say, other than, this is beautiful.

Perhaps I could write down all the lines I like. Though that would mean coying out the entire poem.

Iggy. xx

Fearless at 20:45 on 01 March 2004  Report this post
Another great, masterpiece of a poem to add to the canon of Walrus. Lucky is WM.



Funny, in that the day after reading this poem, a fox crossed my path as I drove down the hill. Yes, a fearless fox. May he remain forever elusive.

olebut at 20:49 on 01 March 2004  Report this post
I loved this but have to admit thatI am not sure aboutthe last line of the first verse it seemed to disrupt the comfortable sensuality that the previous lines had built up but can't think of anything you could put in its place.

still good stuff

take care

poemsgalore at 18:29 on 02 March 2004  Report this post
Absolute perfection, smooth and round like the pebble.

The Walrus at 21:34 on 02 March 2004  Report this post
Alice, thanks. The fox? Good question. An alter ego, a guardian angel? Who knows. Don't honestly know, he just emerged.

Iggy, what can I say, but thanks for your far too generous comments. Appreciated.

Fearless, your unwavering faith is quite something. x

David, I'm intrigued. How does 'solid smoothness' jarr(sp?) with the comfortable sensuality of what goes before? I am perplexed. Would appreciate further explanation if you have time.

Poemsgalore. I am very pleased you liked it.

The Walrus

cinq at 20:57 on 03 March 2004  Report this post
A picture painted with a full palette.
Touching and Real

The Walrus at 15:38 on 04 March 2004  Report this post
Painting pictures with words... hmmmm.... this poem did feel very visual to me - I could see the image very clearly in my mind's eye. Feel very pleased to have received such a kind and pertinent comment.


The Walrus

captainjack at 22:09 on 03 March 2015  Report this post
Wonder if the fox is still their ?

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