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Nocturne #7

by Vahni Capildeo

Happy kilometres, happy sunflowers,

Happy Serpentine Road, Flood Street, Dry River,

Happy gang intervention, happy wedding,

Happy Archbishop, happy oyster vendor,

Happy erased tramline, happy hospital,

Happy office block, happy gingerbread work,

Happy baobab, happy pitch oil rag flambeaux,

Happy gecko alleluia, happy song.


Lullaby #4

Published: October 2020
Vahni Capildeo

is Writer in Residence at the University of York, where their research focus is on silence. Recent work includes Skin Can Hold (Carcanet, 2019), Odyssey Calling (Sad Press, 2020) and Light Site (Periplum Poetry, 2020), reflecting Capildeo’s interest in place, plurilingualism, and immersive or participatory performance, such as Trinidad’s traditional masquerade.

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.