Gary Snyder

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

            Coyote's back!
            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.