Her tail, like a skulk of royal scepters,

undulates seductively back and forth,

luring fresh-faced boys and seasoned hands

into her welcoming, deceitful arms.

Juggling ten thousand devotions,

inevitably she will fall in the fullness of time,

never again to dash over paddies 

flying to steal the freedom of men.

4 thoughts on “Hulijing

  1. I learned a new term: Huli jing (fox spirit). According to Wikipedia, these are shape-shifting animals that can be either good or evil. Your poem is a nice introduction to the alluring type. I think you mean “undulates” in line 2.

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