Written for:  Sunday Muse #226

I am a red fox (not a
Redd Foxx).  We have
different senses
of humor.  Speaking
of senses, did you
know that we canines
have a fifty times
greater sense of
smell than humans?
When I inhale this
miracle of nature,
my nostrils quiver
with joy.  Stem,
leave, petals–all
possess an ambrosia
of distinct perfumes.
Ain't canines lucky?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Scenting

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Some wonderful and poetic facts! I so enjoyed this Sara!


  2. wyndolynne says:

    All of the extra colors in the nose!


  3. Helen says:

    Well, this red fox was mighty lucky to have found YOU! Sniff sniff.


  4. how lovely and playful and informative, Sara 🙂



  5. Sunra Rainz says:

    I enjoyed looking through the fox’s eyes 🙂 Interesting that they’re referred to as canines. But it makes sense as a male fox is called a dog. A female fox on the other hand is a vixen. I had no idea their sense of smell was so powerful though! Thanks for teaching me something 🙂


  6. Truedessa says:

    The fox has a great sense of smell. Imagine the heady scent filling the nostrils.
    I didn’t know that about a fox.


  7. msjadeli says:

    Delightful learning experience, Sara.


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