In a brisk coastal breeze
with a touch of salt,
rustling cabbage trees shiver
and pōhutukawa stand
Raindrops patter in a staccato beat
until charcoal skies unleash
a thundering torrent,
staining rivers with the soft patina of clay.
Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.