I dream in green and blue
blossom days, sun drawn and dappled
by sheets. Leave my northern doubts
behind; send my heart flying
to this brief life
before our eyelids rise, wings
too short to abandon
Still, I dream of green and blue
days that break under skies
you move. Am I not the same,
nor you? With little hearts
that beat too fast
Author: Rory Hawkins is a second year Creative Writing student who just can’t take art seriously enough. Like, what’s up with that? Is it some kind of self-pathologised barrier stemming from his own insecurity around his own work, resulting in a over-exaggerated ego or uncritical larrikinism? I’ve really got to get to the bottom of this, by reading his other prose and poetry throughout previous issues of ScratchThat, reviews and fiction with Glass Magazine, and through his Instagram @rory_writes_sometimes. I mean, someone’s gotta figure this guy out.
Artist: Yongzheng Wang is a visual arts student from China, currently studying at QUT and living in Brisbane, specialising in traditional painting such as classical oil painting and academic sketching. While studying art in China, he won a first prize in landscape drawing in institute. He is fluent in Chinese, French, English and Italian and has a good knowledge of Western art theory.
Editors: David Farr and Grace Harvey