Dragonfly on Blue Clifftops

Paint n' Pen submission

Poetry, Quick Read
Fern Mercier | The commuting Book
Fern Mercier

Dec 03   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: High Pressure/Low Pressure by Josh O’Rourke
Artwork location, details and photo credits https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/799
Learn more about this artwork: https://www.scapepublicart.org.nz/low-pressure-high-pressure


Rarer than gold
Water shading, light dancing, greased lightning.
Shimmering, looping, singing
In the Rain.
Hissing depths sympathise
With Crested Grebes;
Whispering to submerged Taniwhas.
Tangaroa kissing, reflecting
The natural capital of Atlantis.

Some comments from the selection panel:

“I like the surprising combination of some of the language”


The Commuting Book Paint n’ Pen Creative Writing Programme is a collaboration between Christchurch City LibrariesThe School For Young WritersWatch This SpaceEvans Taylor Digital and supported by Christchurch City Council’s Enliven Places Projects Fund and Publica




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