Three Deer One Coyote Running
in the Snow
First three deer bounding
and then coyote streaks right after
tail flat out
I stand dumb a while two seconds
blankly black-and-white of trees and snow
good coat, fluffy tail,
sees me: quickly gone.
I walk through where they ran
to study how that news all got put down.
Gary Snyder, No Nature: New and Selected
Poems, Pantheon Books, 1992.