Prelude 2020: Sea Fragments
Sea Fragments is a work of prose-poetry using the same structure as Wordsworth’s epic birth-to-death microcosm in The Prelude. It reflects on the changing natural world, human impacts, the Anthropocene, despair and decay, reclusiveness and solitude. During the course of The Prelude, Wordsworth reflects on the changes in himself and his environment. This piece mirrors this evolution, specifically in our contemporary world and contemporary events, reflecting on climate change and the constant destruction of the natural world (but also what is being done to salvage the natural world).
Pratyusha is an Indo-Swiss writer based in London. Her latest pamphlet, Bulbul Calling, was published with Bitter Melon Press in 2020. She writes poetry, prose, and reviews.