Poem introduction

Some new work to begin with. This poem is from ‘Inhuman Triumphs’, a series in which the poet turns into various non-human or inanimate objects; these things all fall unsuitably in love with other objects.

Inhuman Triumphs

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it was a small snail
on a rainy day
it was a small snail
a petal vertex
it was a small snail
nestled ascendant
the heart of a rose
an apricot rose
and for a small snail
on a rainy day
the sea was beating
about my heart; O
love, beating about
my green heart of hearts


unpublished poem, © Vahni Capildeo 2013, used by permission of the author

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1Inhuman Triumphs

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2Dog or Wolf

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3Handfast

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4Utter

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5STOP, Passenger

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6I Show You a Mystery

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7from Suite for Antony McNeill

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8Four Departures from ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’

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9Utter 02

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10Conversations for a Lifetime.

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11Framboyan

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12Tree with a Silver Lining

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13On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman

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14Completely F____D

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15You Have Your Space

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16from Journal of Ordinary Days

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17As In The Sunlight

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18Breathe Again

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19After a Hymn to Aphrodite

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20from Person Animal Figure

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21To Sleep Possum to Dream

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