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Motion is a rarity, husbanded by ants trawling
the coral stones and camouflaged sedum—
and by fugitive water (its sound, somewhere, escaping.)
~ Maria Takolander from 'Guilfoyle's Volcano'

Poems journey through Melbourne on Yarra Trams

In conjunction with the launch of New Shoots Victoria, Poetic Moments sees plant-inspired poems published on Melbourne (Yarra) Trams surrounding the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

Cultivating and celebrating a Garden of Poems, the tram banners bring a breath of imaginative greenery into the concrete jungle of Melbourne, inviting audiences to explore the New Shoots poems now permanently planted in the Gardens.

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    Poetic Moments elevates the visibility and accessibility of contemporary Australian poetry via cultural placemaking with publication of poems in unexpected spaces.