By Shé Hawke
Each element of this intriguing and tumultuous water narrative takes the reader for a trip on varied streams of intoxicating, bold and every now and then playful water worlds.
From historic Greek production myths to the Australian seashore, Aquamorphia strikes symphonically, praising the maternal and generative features of fluidity because the vast Bang, or splitting of the Cosmic Egg. The verse is afloat with metaphors that flesh out the trivialities of the aquatic landscapes that maintain life.
These phrases are a lyrical bathing, a renewal. Drawing judiciously on Western mythology, feminist philosophy, indigenous cosmology, clinical wisdom, and the murmurings of waters themselves, Aquamorphia bargains a renewed environmental imaginary, within which we will keep in mind that we too are of the ocean, and may discover ways to breathe underwater.
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