Published in Overland Issue 208 Spring 2012 Main Posts without a city wall Julie Maclean on the road to Ballarat the argument thick between us we take a wrong corner five bald hills bright white turbines stand still like the crucifix waiting for the infidel then one by one east to west they turn happy to earn their keep stop the speculation over the fence four lambs not yet shorn lay down across the field of fluoro canola a pillar of smoke leans over Julie Maclean Julie Maclean is originally from the UK and now based on the Surf Coast. In 2012 her full-length manuscript was shortlisted for the Crashaw Prize and the PressPress Chapbook Award. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. Her poetry and fiction has been widely published in Australia and the UK, including The Best Australian Poetry. Her blog is juliemacleanwriter.com More by Julie Maclean Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?