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The Fox and the Eagle [A Love Story]

Updated on February 2, 2011

In the corners of my mind this a scene has played again and again:

A little vixen, who has just tucked her kits in for the night, heads out to hunt. She leaves with head and tail held high, down a familiar path. She knows where to find plenty of food, but as soon as she is out of sight, an eagle swoops low, dropping a couple of fish before the den's open door.


A pretty vixen.
A pretty vixen.

Dream Symbols*

Antelope: To see an antelope symbolizes your high ambitions will be achieved through a great expenditure of your energy. You will experience a sudden improvement in your financial status.

To see an antelope collapse in your dream, signifies that you are at fault for a broken-up love affair.

Eagle: To see an eagle symbolizes nobility, pride, fierceness, freedom, superiority, courage, and powerful intellectual ability. It also represents self-renewal and your connection with your spirituality. You will struggle fiercely and courageously to realize your highest ambitions and greatest desires.

Fox: To see a fox represents insight, cleverness, cunningness and resourcefulness. Alternatively, it indicates a period of isolation or loneliness.

Mountains: To see mountains signify many major obstacles and challenges that you have to overcome. If you are on top of the mountain, then it indicates that you have achieved and realized your goals. You have recognized your full potential. Alternatively, mountains denote a higher realm of consciousness, knowledge, and spiritual truth.

To dream that you are climbing a mountain, signifies your determination and ambition.

Oak Tree: To see an oak tree symbolizes longevity, stability, strength, tolerance, wisdom, and prosperity. It may also mean that you have built a solid foundation for success in some endeavor.

Alone on the river I sat,
A fox, watching the fish swim by.
An eagle flew overhead,
Up in the sky so high.

To the river
I have come to fish,
But in the pale moonlight
I watch their tails swish.

Why does this eagle not join me?
And by my side sit?
Why does he stay away,
And leave me in this pit?

My friend forever,
He swore to be.
What did he mean,
Since I cannot fly as he?

My husband,
With whom I always want to be,
Please, please dear love,
Come down to your Vixen, that’s me.

I know you don’t fancy the view,
From the ground below.
You don’t like to be where there is
Sorrow and woe.

If only we all could escape
As you –
And fly away from our troubles,
The way that you do…

Then I wouldn’t be sitting here,
In the pale moon light,
All alone.
O, to see with your eagle sight!

…At one time I made
A home up in an oak tree.
Hoping you would be happy
With the children and me.

They still love to clammer,
In that old oak tree.
But a home on the ground
Is where they be.

Oh my Eagle,
Up in the sky,
I know you long to teach…
Teach us all to fly.

But why must you
Always escape?
You act as though the ground
Is covered with red tape.

What is down here below,
That you so wish to avoid?
What has happened since your parent’s fighting,
To keep you so annoyed?

Or is it simply the escape?
To be away from it all?
Do you fly so high,
For fear you will fall?

At times I have attempted to lure the eagle to me, by leaving large salmon out for him to find.  He circles overhead, but never comes to land.  I watch until the children need me.  When I return, the fish and the eagle are gone.


Return to Me, My Dearest Love

Panther: To see a panther signifies lurking danger and enemies working to do you harm. It represents rebirth. Panthers signify power, beauty and/or grace.

Pine Tree: To see a pine tree symbolizes immortality, life, and/or fertility. The dream could also be a pun on "pining" for something or someone.

To his home I long to go,
But no nest has he.
He lives up upon a rocky crag,
In a lone pine tree.

His home is in the mountains,
Across the gully,
Over the river,
And hidden fully,

From my vantage point.
I cannot see
How to get to where
He loves to be.

 This was the scene, day after day, night after night.

River: To see a clear and calm river indicates that you are allowing your life to float away or that you are just going with the flow. It is time to take a more decisive role in directing your life.

Salmon: To see a salmon represents determination, strength, and wisdom. You are able to overcome adversity and achieve success. Alternatively, it suggests that you are comfortable with expressing your emotions and dealing with them.

Then the Vixen grew bold. She climbed down the gully, crossed the river, and navigated the mountains, to the lone pine tree.

The Eagle was resting when the little fox approached his high, lone tree. Then he began to molt. In shock and bewilderment the eagle hopped to the ground. Despite his efforts, he could not fly! He shook his wings and hopped around, dismayed to be on the ground.

His feathers grew and changed, until he appeared a great black cat.

With powerful legs, he crept through the trees to an open meadow. To a herd of antelope, then, after the leader, he took out. A trophy antelope he took down, then left it there on the ground.

Back to my home I did go. He followed, close behind me!

Ivorwen, 2009.

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 * All dream symbols are taken from Dream Moods (dot) com, as was most applicable to my images.  If you are looking for the interpretation to your dreams, visit the site, as some of the symbols had multiple meanings. 



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    • Ivorwen profile image

      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you bigb!

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      bigb1291 7 years ago

      Awww very sweet!

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Epigramman! Coming from you, that means a lot.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .........what a lovely poetic fable ...and you could teach Aseop a thing or two - with an enchanting story like this ......

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you, E.Welch. Having love close up and personal is much better.

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      E.Welch 7 years ago

      Good story, You really feel sad for the one who loves from afar.

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Magnoliazz.

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      magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin


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      brandonfan 8 years ago from Mid West

      I'm glad as well, that you published this that is! : ) Have a great week!

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      So glad you enjoyed the adventure, Brandonfan.

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      brandonfan 8 years ago from Mid West

      Ahhh, you took me there Ivorwen, very nice!

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thanks Justine. I'd love to know what happens in your dreams.

      Thanks for the hug.

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      Justine76 8 years ago

      Oh, I see. How odd....I have similar dreams..very beautifuly written. I am patient, and understand. Write whenever and however you want. Hugs back to you.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Shamelabboush.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      This is very touching Ivorwen, thanks :)

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you, LiftedUp. I believe you are referring to this story:

      I have never read it before. Think I will have to now.

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      LiftedUp 8 years ago from Plains of Colorado

      I have been reading a book of fairy tales by Andersen, one which I had only looked at parts of as a child. My desire, I think, was to see whether there are things there that would be good to read to the grandchildren. However, I am finding certain stories fascinating for their own sake, regardless of whether the grandchildren ever hear them or not. Who but Andersen would write a creative story about a bottle neck, and who but you, Ivorwen, would have a story about a fox and an eagle? Equally fascinating.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Vladimir, thank you for reading. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Vladimir Uhri 8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I like it much.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Thank you Liya.

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      Liya Wasley 8 years ago from Citrus Heights,CA, USA

      Wow, this is incredibly beautiful. Great job :)