Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem For the Hunters in the Snow

Here is a short poem I wrote for the painting Hunters in the Snow by Pieter (the Elder) Bruegel. The painting is part of a a series called A Series of Months. Only four out of the collection survive today. This one grabbed my attention the most so here is my poem:

Hunters return from a long hunt in the cold of winter

They have little to show for it, catching only a small rabbit

The dogs are cold and exhausted from their long venture
The dogs and hunters shiver against the fierce cold

Down below in the town people are unaware
Some people are working a fire to keep warm
Others skate and laugh while the hunters trudge along

The land is covered in snow and ice as far as the eye can see
The mountains look down upon the land showing no signs of spring
Winter has just begun and the land lies sleeping in the soft covering of snow

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