The Yule Stag, original watercolor by J. Dianne Dotson
The Yule Stag, original watercolor by J. Dianne Dotson

There is a hush on winter nights
That glisten in frost
And the dripping remnants
Of a recent snowmelt
Stand still, and gleam
In the light of a full moon.

The softest footfalls
Stir the stillness,
And lo,
A lone stag wanders
Among the firs
Amidst the holly.

Who knows where
He has come from.
Does he have
A family?
These mysteries
Remain unknown.

But he is generous,
He stands ready
To guide you
Through the moonlit paths
And the soft shadows cast
On this cold winter night.

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