Australia’s New South Wales south coast towns and villages of Eurobodalla stretch from South Durras, just north of Batemans Bay, through Moruya and Narooma to Tilba Tilba in the south and westward to Nelligen. Popular locations in the area include historic Mogo, the Tilba region, Bodalla, Nerrigundah and the beachside villages of Broulee, Mossy Point and Tuross Head.
Whilst living in Sydney, I was lucky enough to travel down that way a few times and stay long enough to capture these special haiku moments. As I’m used to writing haiku in more overt environments and given the subtleties of the Australian landscape and cultures, I found this collection one of my most challenging to date. I hope you like this short sampler of what will be in my forthcoming book of short poems from this beautiful part of Australia.
grazed knees the skate trick gone wrong lollypop not for sale the minimalist art of fishing nets oblivious to billy tea wallabies graze away rocks frame a dampened cormorant inviting sun across her wings salt-worn jetty Gran's sandy toes scratching mine stranger's footprints to the water's edge ~ a lone surfer hills ease into a setting sun ~ bottle of the best bubbly the incoming tide waving goodbye to sandcastles