The Fox 15th November

Hello there,

I have said I enjoy the sound of words.  I also like making them up. Just for fun here is a small poem by anon which has had an important influence on my writing :-).

The Fox

Forth from his den to steal he stole.

His bag of chink he chunk.

And many a wicked smile he smole

And many a wink he wunk.

4 thoughts on “The Fox 15th November

  1. I first came across this little gem of a poem in the 1960’s in a text book for teaching English, but it was called “The Smiling Villain”. It was accompanied by a cartoon sketch of a shifty character, plainly a burglar who is carrying a bag of swag on his shoulder. He is winking and tapping the side of his nose with a crafty forefinger at the same time. It is a remarkably clever use of words and the sheer fun the poem encapsulates never fails to intrigue and delight. It was lovely to encounter it here on your site.

    • Thanks for that info Derek. I wonder how it then progressed to being called The Fox by anonymous…or it could have been the other way round…i.e. someone could have renamed it?
      But it’s great to know that someone else appreciates it as I do!

  2. I googled these words, because my mother used to say them, with a little grin. And I found them – and your website. I love them too.

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