Cecilia Vicuña

       for C.P.

Little fox
your fur forever

My house
and waist

Crazy lke a
sly cunning outfoxed
foxy lady

Carring visions
never fail

Airplanes circle
around your tail

Fly to honey
color to the brush

at light

at dark

The edge rules
the line beats

Doorway eye:
beech glass green

Salmon leap
shriek of blue

Seeing-eye fox

Wari; Nazca

Entering the temple
Porphyry quartz

Ollanta; tambo
more than the buries guts

The door sprouts

Squared bean
of sacred being

Paw slowly raised

Sniffing the track

From the temple
to the canvas

Your tail painting
what can compare

Your head
never corned

Lights up
the inner thigh

newly born

vision given


Vicuña, Cecilia. “Fox.” Trans. Eliot Weinberger and Suzanne Jill Levine. Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 1992. pp. 91-93.

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