We have a lot of deer in our neighborhood, but I have never seen an albino.
Where do the white deer roam?
Bestiary Allegory/Moral :
The stag is a symbol for Christ, who tramples and destroys the devil. As the stags crossing a river help each other, so should the Christian crossing from the worldly life to the spiritual life help others who grow weak or tired. As the stag is renewed and sheds its horns after drinking from the spring, so those who drink from the spring of the spirit are renewed and shed their sins.
Waumandee by Mark Wunderlich
A man with binoculars fixed a shape in the field
and we stopped and saw
the albino buck browsing
in the oats—white dash
on a page of green,
flick of a blade
cutting paint to canvas.
It dipped its head
and green effaced the white,
bled onto the absence that
the buck was—animal erasure.
Head up again, its sugar legs
pricked the turf, pink
antler prongs brushed at flies.
Here in a field was the imagined world
made visible—a mythical beast filling its rumen with clover
until all at once it startled,
flagged its bright tail—
auf Wiedersehen, surrender—
and leapt away—
a white tooth
in the closing mouth of the woods.
Source: Poetry (March 2009).
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