Deer in the woods

Deer in the woods

In the woods we start a deer
that leaps through shafts of sun
away across the stream,

through slanting shafts,
tree-trunk barred and cross-hatched light,
a wild way, russet red
and greening field behind.

We stand in silence,
watch the tree-filtered world,
for ever on the far side of the stream.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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