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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

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 and near,
the silence of
a spotted deer.

©2010 Charles Ghigna


Andromeda Jazmon said...

This is really lovely! Standing in my library today, looking out the window across the neighboring corn fields, I saw four deer running through the snow. How perfect to find your poem right after!

Mary Lee said...

Love that last line -- the two meanings of "spotted." Nice. I've got snow to look at, but the only deer today will likely be the ones in your poem.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Mary Lee. I appreciate your kind comment.

And what a lovely library you have, Andromeda! Your lucky students have a window to the natural world!