Cervantes’ bones | rob mclennan

Cervantes’ bones by rob mclennan

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Excerpt: “Undivided attention”
originally published in COUGH #8

1.

Blend, contract. We paint the days. A scar of possibility. The word is less a word. The word. Between you and. Intention, limits. An elegy of scraps. A season of unbending light.

 

 

2.

And from this day I made my. Fragment deserves. What sort of question. Who stretches from a sky of innocence. Indulgence. A taste for anecdote. Is sullen. Don’t overestimate. A black thread.

 

 

3.

Star quality of outside. A very private footage. Desire, for the echo. Mutability. Wait for change. From the very edges, literally. Vertiginous. And what the echo translates. Can’t be helped.

 

 

4.

Present, and in place. Inexhaustible. A book that does not close. This thickening, muse. We unfold space. A fundamental depth. The outer limits of accomplishment.

The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com. He can be found on twitter @robmclennanblog.