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From: Colorado Review
Volume 40, Number 3, Fall/Winter 2013
p. 146 | 10.1353/col.2013.0067

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No speech but the sound of themselves
at a walk across the bowed oak floor,
the other inhabitants known by stride
or because of no stride, thought
to be at sleep, prayer or silence.
No mentor but the winter, a medium
that muffles hoof and wolf and shelves
the pines with so much white
the branches cannot bear another color.
A cardinal alights as a gunshot.
No need for the tongue but to taste or chant.
Snow is the only syllable
anyone need know, and the land notates it.
The ear is within the instrument.

Andrew Seguin  

Andrew Seguin is a poet and photographer. He is the author of the chapbook Black Anecdote, and has received fellowships from Poets House and the Fulbright Program. Andrew's most recent photographic work is "The Whale in the Margin," a series of cyanotypes inspired by Moby-Dick. www.andrewseguin.com

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EP - 146
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PB - Center for Literary Publishing
SN - 2325-730X
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