Four Wise Deer (with apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
The four came walking from far away.
Four Wise Deer out of the west were they
They traveled by twilight and slept by day
For their guide was a beautiful wonderful star.
And so these 4 four deer walked to the east,
through the dusk of night and yucca to tell.
Many thought the deer to be insane
Walking so far across the plain.
They saw the light in the stable
And they knew they were near
To a place where Christ was born that year
They saw the Three Wise Men and a child on the straw
They came up for a drink but left in awe.
Frank Bliss 2019
This is the last post for Christmas Day of 2019. I’m sure the deer in this image were born a bit more recently than 2019 years ago at the birth of Christ. If truth be known, they were in fact walking away from that “Drink” at one of our stock tanks. I often see this small group right at sunset walking away from a water tank we keep open all winter. It’s been so snowy that I haven’t gotten into the backcountry for weeks now.
I’m thinking at this point that I’m not going to get my new ride by Christmas. Ford apparently can’t deliver trucks on the schedule they told me they could.😟 I won’t belay the point but they could have done this better.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.. !
Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana).
Title: Four Wise Deer