poet John Berryman

John Berryman

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Winter Landscape

The three men coming down the winter hill
In brown, with tall poles and a pack of hounds
At heel, through the arrangement of the trees,
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  • Alan Ritch (12/13/2008 6:23:00 PM)

    Poems about paintings deserve their own index terms. Please add the following to the existing subject terms: Paintings, Brueghel... Thanks. Brueghel has inspired other great poets and poems, among them Auden and William Carlos Williams on Icarus. Another Williams poem celebrates Brueghel's Haymaking and harvest paintings.

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  • Ron Ellis (6/7/2007 3:32:00 AM)

    Another favourite

    I thought it was called The Hunters and am gld to have tracked it down.

    The Painting is itself a wonder but I feel JB has matched it

    Thanks you very much for providing this - the poem is not in any of my Anthologies!

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