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Current Issue: #220 Tracking CanLit (Spring 2014)

Canadian Literature’s Issue 220 (Spring 2014) is now available. The issue features a wide range of articles and book reviews as well as a selection of new Canadian poetry.

Driving, Accidental, West

by Robert Kroetsch

1

the shaped infinity
to hammer home

help, and the wild geese
heading south

and every way and
which, confuse

the fall of light
the fatal peen

how, and the commonest
crow or sparrow

speak the pale
or sensing moon

2

accelerate, the swan
sing, or eloquent as

antelope, the crisp
rejoinder of the duck's

quack to the deer's
leap, and, even then

even, a static dream
twitter and acquit

the kill, wait, for
and the nasty snow

fall, fall and for
tonight, only, dream

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"Driving, Accidental, West" originally appeared in Canadian Literature #90: The Art of Autobiography (Autumn 1981)

MLA: Kroetsch, Robert. CanLit Poets: "Driving, Accidental, West" by Robert Kroetsch. canlit.ca. Canadian Literature, 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.

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