Poems

Paul Williamson: ‘A Hint of Eden’

A Hint of Eden At the coastal edge south of Batemans Bay Humpback whales feed and breech in Springtime as fishing fleets work cobalt depths filling stores and markets with technicolour catches and oyster farms stretch on light turquoise near mangrove flats and sandy bays. In Summer, storms send racing yachts limping to port and grind beaches from rock faces. Onshore below the misty escarpment clothed with bush near Moruya, Bodalla, Narooma and Bermagui dairy herds gift cream for cheese beef cattle fatten, sheep give wool log-laden trucks rattle the highway artists work and diversely create hippies sell in startling…

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