The titular poem `Mouth of the Earth’ is written from point of view of earth itself and centres on the mass graves resulting from the Spanish Civil War. The line ‘currency forged from forgetting’ reminds us that the earth does not forget, echoing the opening poems. ‘The earth swallowed them up’ but still the land ‘feels their hunger’.

Tellingly, the final section is prefaced by the epigraph, ‘A book sprouted from his dead body’, taken from the poem by Cesar Vallejo. As Vallejo himself once stated, the text is born out of life but does not simply return to nature with the death of its creator. Similarly, The Mouth of the Earth immortalises silence, absence and death.