Archive for August 19th, 2021

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Noctiluca Scintillans, or Sea Sparkle by Nandini Shah

In it scales sparkle. Lilacs contour an
octopus. Clarinet’s call rankles as I – in
tunic top, lilac nails – snorkel arcs. Sea
silk, arcane – I sculpt, caress it all. Noon
star casts luck on “N”, porcelain lilies, a
pearl laurel sticks to snails. Canonic,
sacral icon: sea cloak, lint lustre, spin
as cantaloupe roll, cans clink. It rises
atop sea, as crocus – lilac? – krill nest in “N”,
Noctiluca, peonies snarl, stark lilacs.

From: https://meanjin.com.au/poetry/noctiluca-scintillans-or-sea-sparkle/

Date: 2021

By: Nandini Shah (fl. 2021)