By Shé Hawke
Each portion of this fascinating and tumultuous water narrative takes the reader for a trip on various streams of intoxicating, bold and now and then playful water worlds.
From historic Greek construction myths to the Australian seashore, Aquamorphia strikes symphonically, praising the maternal and generative features of fluidity because the immense Bang, or splitting of the Cosmic Egg. The verse is afloat with metaphors that flesh out the trivia of the aquatic landscapes that maintain life.
These phrases are a lyrical bathing, a renewal. Drawing judiciously on Western mythology, feminist philosophy, indigenous cosmology, medical wisdom, and the murmurings of waters themselves, Aquamorphia deals a renewed environmental imaginary, within which we will do not forget that we too are of the ocean, and may discover ways to breathe underwater.
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Aquamorphia: falling for water by Shé Hawke