watercolor painting of snow-covered evergreens with a fox in the foreground - and a haiku superimposed on the snowy ground in front of the fox

fox tracks …
who was I before
I was tamed?

(Haiku first published in The Heron?s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 1: March 2015)

2 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    fox tracks …
    who was I before
    I was tamed?


    Perhaps we are fascinated by foxes because we want to go back to our feral origins? As children we are little 'foxes' until "de-freed" by society programming. A fascinating haiku!

    I've been fortunate that Dru Marland created an artwork inspired by my haiku, and that Karen's mother has creating a painting from my fox haiku, which hangs in our hall, ready for the coming winter, and Christmas! :-)

    virgin snow
    a fox makes prints
    for the morning

    Alan Summers
    Publication credits: Icebox, Hailstone Haiku Circle (Japan 2010); The Haiku Calendar 2012 (Snapshot Press)
    Runner Up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press)
    Anthology credits: a little help from my friends (Red Dragonfly ePamphlet 2011); fox dreams ed. Aubrie Cox (April 2012); Inking Bitterns ed. Dru Marland (Gert Macky Books December, 2013)
    Feature: The Haiku Foundation re:Virals 14 (December 2015)

    Amongst the many fox haiku I've composed this is my second favourite! Which goes with your wonderful artwork too! :-)

    but for the red
    of this fox

    Alan Summers
    Credit: THF Haiku Dialogue: Red ed Tia Haynes

  2. martin1223 Says:

    Love it!











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