Into the Woods, 18: Following the Deer (Part I)
Into the Woods, 20: Following the Deer (Part III)

Into the Woods, 19: Following the Deer (Part II)

Deer in Glen Etive, Scotland

This Isn't Happiness by Myeongbeom Kim

How to See Deer
by Philip Booth (1925-2007)

Forget roadside crossings.
Go nowhere with guns.
Go elsewhere your own way,

lonely and wanting. Or
stay and be early:
next to deep woods

a leaping roe deer

old illustration, artist unknown

tiny muntjac fawn

White-Tail Fawn Reclining by Mark Rossi

inhabit old orchards.
All clearings promise.
Sunrise is good,

and fog before sun.
Expect nothing always;
find your luck slowly.

deer in morning mist

Deer On the Isle of Arran by Barbara Brassey

A Forest by Flora McLachlan

Fawn by Kiki Smith

Wait out the windfall.
Take your good time
to learn to read ferns;

Young Deer by Nicky Clacy

White-tail deer and fawn

Young Deer by Franz Marc

make like a turtle:
downhill toward slow water.
Instructed by heron,

drink the pure silence.
Be compassed by wind.
If you quiver like aspen

Deer in Ocean Surf by photographer Connie Cooper Edwards

Deer by Juliana Swaney

trust your quick nature:
let your ear teach you
which way to listen.

White doe

White Fawn by Kelly Louise Judd

You've come to assume
protective color; now
colors reform to

new shapes in your eye.
You've learned by now
to wait without waiting;

roe buck

Nature Girl by Christina Bothwell and Queen of Beasts by Fidelma Massey

as if it were dusk
look into light falling:
in deep relief

Out of Narnia by Su Blackwell

things even out. Be
careless of nothing. See
what you see.

Go here for Following the Deer: Part III

Deer by Akitaka Ito

The Low Edge of the Storm by Catherine Hyde

The deer imagery above is: a photograph of deer in Glen Etive, Scotland; "This Isn't Happiness" by Myeongbeom Kim; photograph of a leaping row deer; an old illustration of a leaping dear (artist unknown); photograph of tiny muntjac fawn; "White-tail Fawn Reclining" by Mark Rossi; photograph of deer in the morning mist; sketch of deer on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, by Barbara Brassey (1911-2010); "A Forest" by Flora McLachlan, "Fawn" by Kiki Smith, "Young Deer" by Nicky Clacy; photograph of a white-tail deer and fawn; "Two Deer" by Franz Marc (1880-1916); "Deer in Ocean Surf" by Connie Cooper Edwards; "Deer" by Julianna Swaney; white doe photograph; "White Fawn" by Kelly Louise Judd; roe biuck photograph; "Nature Girl" by Christina Bothwell & "Queen of Beasts" by Fidelma Massey; "Out of Narnia" by Su Blackwell; "Deer" by Akitaka Ito; and "The Low Edge of the Storm" by Catherine Hyde.