So Much Remains Invisible by Eleonore Schönmaier

POEM NAME: So Much Remains Invisible AUTHOR NAME: Eleonore Schonmaier POEM: A dog with nose to the ground reads the scent, the many different story lines all at once: the dog highways. At 4:00 am the dogs speak to each other. With nine languages in the house, the musicians are still not multilingual enough. One large black dog panting, runs past the lower rooms or so the cellist says. She hears chewing under the palm tree. The percussionist rises to check for human intruders. Only the pianist, whom dogs usually attack, sleeps through the night. As though the dogs were the first to know, the rain begins to fall in the desert briefly. END OF POEM. CREDITS: Copyright © Eleonore Schönmaier Previously published in Grain (Winter 2019) and is forthcoming in Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (MQUP, 2021) 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.