AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Knocking on the moonlit door...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Crow on my verandah flag pole, looking at a late afternoon moon in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Carry On Tuesday #8
The prompt this week is the opening lines of the poem The Listeners by Walter de la Mare

"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door

Use all or part of it at the start or somewhere within your poem or prose.

Anybody there
Wind blowing tight inner strings
Quavers or minums
Black notes on black lines
Is there anybody there
Listening for lyrics
Or just rustling leaves
Knocking on the moonlit door
Said the traveller

Collage of the moon and my red door created by Gemma Wiseman


sarah haliwell said...

this is wonderful, great job!

The Dark Lord said...

Great snap, superb poetry... Loved reading it... specially the second para..

Jeeves said...

Nice snaps and poems

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I love your collage Gemma. Great colour combinations.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

incredible moment to capture of the crow along with the moon in the background.

Enjoyed the shadow shot below too.

paisley said...

what an awesome way to be able to use the prompt!! this whole post is lovely..

Michelle Johnson said...

Excellent post all around Gemma. The crow picture is great. And that collage is very impressive especially highlighted by your words. Well done. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Old Grizz said...

loved your pictures and your writing. thanks for enriching my mind

Missy said...

This is fantastic and you've quite the talent!! Wonderful

Tumblewords: said...

Special words and superb collage!



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