Nieve, neve, neige,
yuki, shui, nun

There is no true
word for this white

in any of my
native languages—

But I know bukel,
bulong, daga

seed, leaf, soil;
bisin, pait,

sam-it, alsem— hunger,
bitter, sweet, sour;

and I know rabii,
mysterious night, is darker,

studded with points
of brilliance:

raniag, bituén,


In response to Via Negativa: White Night and thus: Quigley Canyon.

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