feeble and frail: From, "Wind Sickness Strikes." In, The  Selected Poems of Po Chü-i. D. Hinton,  Translator. New York, 1999. p.171.

Jews are like farmers: D. Gelernter, "Judaism Beyond Words: Conclusion." Commentary, July/August  2003.

shouldn't lead from here: C. Herold, A Path in the Garden. Lake  Oswego, OR., 2000. Preface.

It was not the depictions: E. Dissanayake, "Of Caves and  Humans." In, D. Rothenberg and W.J.  Pryor, editors, Writing the Future. Cambridge, MA., 2004. p. 81.

As Tiresias drank: From, "Tiresias drinking, on his hands, in Hades..." In, C. Eshleman, Juniper  Fuse.Middletown, CT., 2003. p.67.

slippery-muddy areas: T. Heyd, "Basho and the Aesthetics of  Wandering: Recuperating Space, Recognizing Place, and Following Way of the Universe." Philosophy East and  West. Volume 53, 2003.

image magic frequently: M. Warner, Fantastic, Metamorphoses, Other Worlds. Oxford, England, 2002. p.167.

with the magical power: M. Traussig, Mimesis and Alterity. New  York, 1993. p.2.

over one hundred twelve: M.C. Houle, One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park. Portland, OR., 1996. p.36

a heresy that would be compounded: C.L. Calvin, In the Spirit of the Earth. Baltimore, MD., 1992. p.45.

letting a dragonfly: T. Santoka, For All My Walking. B. Watson, Translator. New York, 2003. p.24

the threshold: M. Elaide, The Sacred and the Profane.  New York, 1959. p.25.

That night he dreamed: Adapted from, E. H. Schafer, The Divine  Woman: Dragon Ladies and Rain  Maidens. San Francisco, CA., 1980. p.47

the highest forms: A. Portmann, “Metamorphosis in Animals.”  In, Joseph Campbell, Editor, Man and  Transformation. Princeton, NJ., 1972.  p.312.

the point of these:  E. Levinas, “Transcending Words: Concerning Word-Erasing.” Yale French Studies #81, 1992. p.146.

the carver holds: E. Carpenter, Eskimo Realities.  New York, 1973. p.59.