The Hunter in the Snow
William Carlos Williams
The over-all picture is winter
from the hunt it is toward evening
their pack the inn-sign
between his antlers the cold
that flares wind-driven tended by
the hill is a pattern of skaters
a winter-struck bush for his
Pieter Brueghel, Hunters in the Snow (1565)
Oil on canvas, 46 inches x 63.75 inches. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
See also: John Berryman's "Winter
Landscape"; Walter de la Mare's
"Brueghel's Winter"; and Joseph
Langland's "Hunters in the Snow: Brueghel"
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