Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

Australia | Marine Life | Poetry

The Rockpools of Marengo Reef

GiaB prompt #14: being in nature

A bird’s eye view of a rockpool edged in different types of seaweed and soft corals and shells adhered to the grey rock around the rockpool.
One of the hundreds of rockpools at Marengo Beach (image copyrighted by author)

Peering in
Ahoy, a bird’s eye view
akin a sea-hawk on patrol
or maybe a curiosity collector,
oh, such treasures to behold!
I’m Alice through the looking glass
see, a microworld beyond
delicate seaweed gardens
a fascination in form and frond,
clusters of soft corals
a playground…



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Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.