[from Gary Snyder's Turtle Island, New Directions, 1974]
"ONE SHOULD NOT TALK TO A SKILLED HUNTER
ABOUT WHAT IS FORBIDDEN BY THE BUDDHA"
A gray fox, female, nine pounds three ounces.
39 5/8" long with tail.
Peeling skin back (Kai
reminded us to chant the Shingyo first)
cold pelt. crinkle; and musky smell
mixed with dead-body odor starting.
Stomach content: a whole ground squirrel well chewed
plus one lizard foot
and somewhere from inside the ground squirrel
a bit of aluminum foil.
and the secret hidden deep in that.
Turtle Island (A New Directions Book)