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From: Vol.02 N.01 – Otherkind

gravity unbraided

by Susan Hawthorne

overhead an alphabet of birds fly

crossing through one world to another

handkerchiefs in the wind

unbraiding gravity

vines grow between earth and sky

elastic strung from sky hooks

moths fly blind in daylight

circle like the hands of an accordion

player in the mania of a fast riff

at noon poplars gloat leafing clouds

their shadows a necklaced track

dappled light gravels the ground

Published: January 2015
Susan Hawthorne

Susan Hawthorne’s latest poetry collection is Lupa and Lamb (2014). Others include Limen (2013), Cow (2011), Earth’s Breath (2009), The Butterfly Effect (2005) and Bird (1999). Cow was shortlisted for the 2012 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and Earth’s Breath for the 2010 Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

An Australian and international
journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics.

Plumwood Mountain Journal is created on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the lands this journal reaches.