The recognition of my home as an isle was never apparent when I was young. It is not a picture book island which are so often portrayed as miniature pacific dots, bordered by palm trees and coconuts, found miles from capital cities and modernity.
But the 26th largest island in the world, over 364 kilometres long and 306 kilometres wide, located between 40 degrees south and 43.3 degrees south and surrounded by the Tasman Sea, The Southern Ocean and Bass Strait.
It is an island of paradox, where natural beauty meets modernity, where the definition of small could fill a dictionary and where bright blue skies meet a myriad of colours and idiosyncrasies that lay modestly below the surface.
Tasmania is a place that contains a richness not always recognised, but inspires no less. It is a place for the dreamers and doers, a place filled with strong personalities and conflicts, a place of passion and art, a place of natural beauty and no less a place of hardship, history and overwhelming success. It is unique and why I am a proud to call this Island home.
My Island Home is simply dedicated to showcasing the people and places which make this an incredible place to live. I may do this in various forms, from poetry, prose, essays, musings and random ramblings.
I have recently completed “50 Days” – a project where I write a poem a day, for 50 days. You can find the body of work under the ‘Poetry’ category. Since this work, I have commenced writing a book of Poetry about Tasmania. I am hoping to release this soon so watch this space.
Tasmania – Where are we