shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Carolyn Gerrish is a Sydney poet. She has published five collection of poetry, the latest 'The View from the Moon' (Island Press, 2011). She is currently working on her sixth collection and is finding much inspiration from the ironies and rhapsodies of Sydney's Inner West.

Carolyn Gerrish



silhouettes of trees –
tracery of thin
bare branches
an aesthetic
of abandonment
mood motif used
in many movies
what can we know
of hope & perfection

soon    trees roofs
power poles    clump
together    fade
to black