I touch her (them) with the eyes of my skin

  • Photo: Backyard Visitors. DK  @ Daybreak. 7:35 a.m. this morning.
  • Post Title & Inspiration:
    The way a deer emerges from a thicket
    is the opposite of a wound.

    Like the moon in the morning —
    all firmament, beautiful, about to vanish.

    Each morning I walk out my apartment
    & wonder what is going to become of me.

    —  Devin Kelly, “Deer on the Side of an American Highway,” published in drDOCTOR (via bostonpoetryslam)

  • And also inspired by:

    We move within the snow-chromed world—: Like-animal. Like-deer. An alphabet. Along a street white as lamp light into the winter, walking—: like language, a new text. I touch her with the eyes of my skin.

    ~ Natalie Diaz, from ‘Between the Palm and the Ear” (Boston Review)


  1. Despite the fact that I caught Lyme’s Disease from one of these creatures, I still love seeing them roadside or–better–when hiking. Those eyes are precious!

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  2. Love them. Their eyes like burnt umber, soulful and pensive….

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  3. A beautiful pairing. Two beautiful creatures, two beautiful snippets of prose..

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  4. For those of us without guns especially, coming upon a deer is much more than coming upon a deer. How lovely.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    A sight to behold … Photo: Backyard Visitors. DK @ Daybreak. 7:35 a.m. this morning.

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  6. Yup, they are beautiful…. Until you hit one at 70mph. Then, not so much.

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  7. so beautiful and full of grace

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  8. How amazing that no matter the many reasons to wish there were not so many of them eating our flowers, anything else we may plant, and causing death on country roads, we cannot HELP but love them and their soulful beauty!

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  9. perhaps if you put a leash around them, they could join you for your daily walks… 🙂

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  10. WES – what everyone says…

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  11. Lovely lovely lovely. Spotting a deer, especially if you can catch them coming out of the woods, is enchanting.

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  12. This, honest to God, nearly made me kiss the iPad ….. it‘s everything I could wish for and more.
    I have one couple of in-laws who also very frequently have deers standing at the brink of a wood, only some 25-30m from their balcony. I‘ve often taken snaps when I was there. It‘s a sight one never tires of….
    Thank you for this wonder-full end-of-year pressie. Most appreciated.

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  13. Incredibly beautiful!

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