Published in Overland Issue 202 Autumn 2011 Main Posts / Writing tidemark Jane Gibian you begin here: part of a distant beach missing its home, a doll’s saucerful of the cleanest sand sleeping in your ear grown into something with glairy edges, a tidemark advancing and receding less with the disintegration of arctic sea ice affirmed when you accidentally cut the pale baby capsicum forming inside its dark red mother, the centre of a world to turn around: beneath the surface dark rocks loom in the glassy water, further out, mutable peaks of white froth tease your eyes with dolphins where you end: that part of the beach pining for home, and at the centre an instrumental continuo around which all other voices circle and rub Jane Gibian Jane Gibian is a poet and librarian whose new collection of poetry, Beneath the Tree Line, will be published by Giramondo in 2021. More by Jane Gibian 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?