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Three Fragments of Instan

Cecilia Vicuña
alba saliva
el instan

time bending
tongue

entwine
the betwixt

double
thread

madre
del habla

imán
del gen

palabra
estrella

mother 
of time



time awakes

inside words

awayo

mi away

voy a tejer
mis tres
lenguas

away



el instante
es la cuerda
vital

seco fluir

dry elixir

words
are the loom
of the stars

life's breath

la palabra
es la estrella
interior
del estar

words
are 
the inner
star.

From Instan by Cecilia Vicuña. Copyright © 2002 by Cecilia Vicuña. Reprinted by permission of Kelsey St. Press. All rights reserved.

From Instan by Cecilia Vicuña. Copyright © 2002 by Cecilia Vicuña. Reprinted by permission of Kelsey St. Press. All rights reserved.

Cecilia Vicuña