Parched Paddock uses text taken from three haiku written about the Australian landscape, with kind permission from poets Karen Phillips, Quendryth Young, and John Bird. The work was influenced by the austere, drought-stricken landscapes that I experienced during residency projects in remote outback Australian communities.
last of winter
the wattles’ gold crackles underfoot
a butcherbird clasps the barbed wire
the dead centre -
a disappearing road train lowers the stars