The over-all picture is winter
icy mountains
in the background the return

from the hunt it is toward evening
from the left
sturdy hunters lead in

their pack the inn-sign
hanging from a
broken hinge is a stag a crucifix

between his antlers the cold
inn yard is
deserted but for a huge bonfire

that flares wind-driven tended by
women who cluster
about it to the right beyond

the hill is a pattern of skater
Brueghel the painter
Concerned with it all has chosen

a winter-struck bush for his
foreground to
complete the picture

this scene can be found in Pictures from Brueghel and other poems, a collection of William Carlos Williams works.

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