As we’re closing in on the lastdays to send in poems about foxes and/or dreams (deadline April 20th!), I thought I’d post some facts and tidbits about both prompts to hopefully inspire.
In Japan, fox spirits are known as kitsune. A little excerpt from Wikipedia [read more here]:
“Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.”
Pamela A. Babusci was kind enough to share with me this interesting video from YouTube about dreams: