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From: Vol.02 N.01 – Otherkind


by Nicola Themistes


furling rosehips turn

through the fingertips

spidermoss & sparrowsong

the nest of a blue wren

the pearl would not exist

without the creeping caterpillar


i whisper not

to the furling shades,

nor whistle songs

to your ragged gaze –

nightshade fruits from every blossom

& no hyacinth left to bud in hindsight

Published: January 2015
Nicola Themistes

is the author of Spectacle City: An Allegory. Her works have been published in Cordite, Southerly Journal, and Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land. She lives in a forest somewhere in Northern NSW. Poetry is life and life is poetry.

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.