Poetic translation collage of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

They shuddered through the bright

Night land after a set sun. Dim

Wardens laid the country and hide

In the haze of wild acres. They vine

Onward in the no moon darkness.

It was raining; again and again

Among juniper pale and plain.

They shuddered in the hissing range

Cowled among gentians in the dark,

Their stalks clattering; again and again.

They shuddered among mountains, rising

Out of nothing, hacked before the grey,

And paled silent among unearthly bloom.

Published by Entropy Mag November 2016