Published in Overland Issue 206 Autumn 2012 · Uncategorized My Hounds Corey Wakeling My hounds will never find me, even with the cracks in the tabula rasa. They, after all, have the lyrebird to discover. It will be the Yarra today and for all of tomorrow, though the hawthorn has otherwise captivated my love, though no passage seems to proceed thence. I wasn’t born here and so the Yarra is brown and glossy. The statuary province including Charles George Gordon might bear a basking irrelevance but our hats betray our vagrancy by the Yarra. We sit awhile. The hounds will never find me, my hounds or otherwise, the Yarra yellowing like a similarly withering dandelion overshadowed by the best red gum. She takes pictures of canoes and freshmen, is otherwise captivated by the hawthorn. Princes Bridge outlines the prevailing picture of surveillance and skullcaps, providing the lectern and rostrum to a city proscenium. What emptiness! Still absent. It must be the wigs and the gathered yokes and the black coats the hounds are in thrall of, then. Corey Wakeling Corey Wakeling is a poet and critic living in Takarazuka, Japan. His second full-length collection of poems is The Alarming Conservatory (Giramondo, 2018). More by Corey Wakeling › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.