The circumnavigation of Broulee Island, 35.857°S, 150.188°E

BrouleeProut1843

stones blue, tan and rust
burn on the ironstone plain
weed crisped black.

walking’s like flying:
salt pans to the horizon,
crags and narrow passes, the valley beyond,
the lowlands inundated, the farmers lost
and in the deep pool,
the octopus blue fire.


Image: Broulee 1843, by John Skinner Prout (1805-1876), Wikimedia Commons.  A quadrille for Dverse where De is hosting and asks us to use words of fire. And here’s Angie McMahon with Slow Learner (‘try setting me on fire’).

28 thoughts on “The circumnavigation of Broulee Island, 35.857°S, 150.188°E

  1. I like the perspective of “walking like flying”, seeing the landscape and it’s gorgeous color and texture contrasts as if floating from above. You sure know how to take the reader on a voyage.

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