William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

The Hunter In The Snow - Poem by William Carlos Williams

The over-all picture is winter
icy mountains
in the background the return
from the hunt it is toward evening
from the left
sturdy hunters lead in
their pack the inn-sign
hanging from a
broken hinge is a stag a crucifix
between his antlers the cold
inn yard is
deserted but for a huge bonfire
that flares wind-driven tended by
women who cluster
about it to the right beyond
the hill is a pattern of skaters
Brueghel the painter
concerned with it all has chosen
a winter-struck bush for his
foreground to
complete the picture

Form: Ekphrastic


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  • Rookie - 118 Points Brian Jani (6/5/2014 10:34:00 AM)

    Awesome poem it flows nicely (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010



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