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