Music by Eleonore Schönmaier

Poet name: Eleonore Schönmaier Poem title: Music Poem: The cello that has been everything, but most of all the struggle between glimmer and geist so that our thoughts always lie in a hollow of music: the edges break away from our sorrows forming round surfaces as though all worries could float like a single soap bubble in the early evening air. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Eleonore Schönmaier Previously published in The New Quarterly (Winter 2010) and in Wavelengths of Your Song (McGill-Queen's University Press 2013). Eleonore Schönmaier’s collection Wavelengths of Your Song (McGill-Queen's University Press) will be published in German translation in 2020. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed collections Dust Blown Side of the Journey (MQUP) and Treading Fast Rivers (MQUP). Her new collection Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete is forthcoming in 2021 (MQUP). Greek, Dutch, Scottish, American and Canadian composers have set her poems to music. She has won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, the Earle Birney Prize, and the 2019 National Broadsheet contest. Her poetry has been included in the League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets Poem in Your Pocket Day Brochure, and has been widely anthologised in the United States and Canada including in Best Canadian Poetry.