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Mal de la mer, or I walked the island searching for you

By Michelle Cahill

 

1.
À l’îsle, where sealers, marauders, naturalists came, the amphibology 

of strangers-not-estranged.

Trying to eulogise, outlining from ornithology to anthology, 


almost preservation.


My first words are amatory, armoury, (à)mourir                                 to ...

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A collection titled THE EXTINCTION OF KINDNESS

By Ali Cobby Eckermann

 

THE EXTINCTION OF KINDNESS (Title Poem)

get out of here some-one yells
before the paddy wagons cruise past
a threat of death on rubber tyres
 
behind garbage bins we gather ...

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Northern Long-nosed Potoroo

By Stuart Cooke

in the subtropical warmth, the warm temperate forests
in the tall open forests, in a range of vegetation types
the dense understories and the dense coastal heaths
beneath the thick ...

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Not the Postage Stamp of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle!

By John Kinsella

To drag you back into viability
mainland scientists descended
to haul you into a breeding colony.

But vanishing was fast, and the last
of your brethren we heard echo-locating
in ...

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Loss

By Bruce Pascoe

 

If your chest quavers and you are moved to touch

Which finger would you choose?

Well, take that finger,

The one you would use to smooth

The mauve eyelid of ...

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Litany: An Elegy

By Mark Tredinnick

 

For the children

 
   Each tongue, it has been wisely said, speaks galaxies.

And when a language dies, a world—and all that has

    No other being elsewhere—fails; a silence ...

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