A quarterly international literary journal

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The Plentitudes is a quarterly international literary journal founded in New York City.

Each issue showcases a selection of captivating stories, essays, and poetry from diverse voices. 

North Coast Vista

Sans Souci, Trinidad

By Ivy Raff

/ Poetry /

Terrible as she is turquoise, the sea

chops, roars, wakes shock

of forest-clothed hills,

sparkles in all-night flirtation

with the beach she deigns to expose

at low tide. Southern reaches

of Sea bellow over papaya leaf

rustle and bananaquit bird

gossip. The water’s rolled over

herself for millennia, dramatic,

self-inflictions carving violence-

shaped outcroppings. Rocks loom

large and replicate the island. Their trees

became full-grown Trinidadians:

precariousness taken in stride.

Roots dripping into seaswirl.