After the hurly burly of a storm
on uninhabited isles –
green jewels in crystal foam –
a custard wind blows
under the rim of a bluff
clad with cushions of turf
and crowned with rock
shaped like a whale.
This is where stranded
mermaids watch clouds sail
and forests splash and crash
their splendid leafy emerald wash.

Kim M. Russell, 2017


– Ooberxandxdavie6

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #176 , also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

26 thoughts on “Stranded

    1. Custard wind comes from the north-east of England – a name for the cold, easterly winds on England’s northeast coast. I suppose it means weather for eating hot custard but in my head I can see yellow splashing wind!


      1. I saw dense yellow wind too…cold and pasty! Didn’t know it was a real thing..thanks so much for telling me! Didn’t know hot custard was a thing either.. now I must google it and make it 😀

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    1. Thanks Toni. Custard wind is what they call the cold, easterly winds we get on the northeast coast of England. We have some magical words for weather over here!


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