Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Horse, Part 3

A final snippet from the wordsmith Guy Vanderhaeghe. Note the continuation of the womb theme, the evocation of infantile safety, and the celebration of slick, rich animal heat. Vanderhaeghe is an inspiration to all devotees of cutting open animals and crawling inside to survive storms in the wild. His prose is a rallying cry. Every time I read him I want to charge out into the wilderness gleefully ignoring dark clouds and barometric changes.

"Safe in the slick, rich animal heat, out of the cruel wind. Not all of him, but enough. An embryo, curled in the belly of the dead horse."

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