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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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Snow Deer

Across the field

of fallen snow

in shadows stands

a quiet doe.


Her silence tells

that all is well

within this hush

of snowy dell.


The only sound

far or near,

the heartbeat of

a lonely deer.




©Charles Ghigna

8 comments:

Amy LV said...

Your delicate brushstrokes paint such a magical moment here, Charles! We love looking for deer here...this is beautiful. A.

laurasalas said...

Deer and snow--two of my favorite winter things. And the quiet, which is a third. "this hush of snowy dell" is so beautiful. Thank you for that moment!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

I love it. This Fall the deer spent
hours in my woodland garden prumimg. During the Winter they hide down in the valley along the White River.
I miss them.

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thank you, my deer friends,
for your gracious comments.

jama said...

You've captured such a beautiful moment, Charles. We love our deer and I always feel especially blessed when I spot them unexpectedly.

Author Amok said...

It's a gorgeous poem about stillness, Charles. That's the theme of my post today, too -- finding quiet winter moments away from the holiday rush.

Beth said...

This just lovely. A wonderful poem to grace this snowy day!

Terry Doherty said...

This is just lovely. You make it so easy to hear the hush and majesty of the moment.