Rehearsal for Ending

Rehearsal for Ending SARAH MACLAY Feathers— or birds, or leaves fell slowly into the sn ow among the dark thin hounds and their hunter s, obscuring the wet bark torsos of the tre es, larger even than the black-c lad skaters on celadon ponds, grim as th e morning sky and melting a s, seconds later, snow—I’m sure—was floating up— a fl kes or white feathers losing their sca nt gravity as the ice began to bur n along the edges and the drifts of tul le veiling the long grass— 73 already slowed, elongat ed— tangled in muddy clouds of web as Mahler appeared— I think it was Mahler —or something had happened to the air, echoing the distance among those s ame increasing shades of green, in notes or in something that trembles— something else, something far apart as the roiling gray of a fisht ail- braided cloud, years and seconds later in that pentimento of ra in, grainy and dark and darkening the distances of g reen waters and murky fields until it seems barely possible to mak e out the few abandoned fishing boats and almost impossible to t ell whether the two tall stalks are cut-off sail http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Rehearsal for Ending

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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SARAH MACLAY Feathers— or birds, or leaves fell slowly into the sn ow among the dark thin hounds and their hunter s, obscuring the wet bark torsos of the tre es, larger even than the black-c lad skaters on celadon ponds, grim as th e morning sky and melting a s, seconds later, snow—I’m sure—was floating up— a fl kes or white feathers losing their sca nt gravity as the ice began to bur n along the edges and the drifts of tul le veiling the long grass— 73 already slowed, elongat ed— tangled in muddy clouds of web as Mahler appeared— I think it was Mahler —or something had happened to the air, echoing the distance among those s ame increasing shades of green, in notes or in something that trembles— something else, something far apart as the roiling gray of a fisht ail- braided cloud, years and seconds later in that pentimento of ra in, grainy and dark and darkening the distances of g reen waters and murky fields until it seems barely possible to mak e out the few abandoned fishing boats and almost impossible to t ell whether the two tall stalks are cut-off sail

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Published: May 10, 2019

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