Wednesday, March 3, 2010

los elefantes

Patio behind Hotel Casa de Campo
Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, Chile
February 23, 2010

Half moon, media luna, over hills that look like several elephants who've eaten a boa constrictor; Peter's hiking boot props open back door to our room, large pots scattered on lawn around two-wheel-buggy meant for horse power; sun gone down, los Andes invisible, elephant hills still showing trees, valleys, soon to be sihouettes; air cools, earth smell, family lighting bbq, half moon bright, high high high at 8:30 p.m., one star above closest elephant, another below moon; murmers of bbq-ers, birds caw from dark fields between rows of recently planted vines, Carmenere or Malbec, Peter thinks; music from distant farm, no, from bbq-ers, sound travels strangely, plays tricks (bounces off elephants?).

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