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, June 20, 2010

Perfect Answers

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dawn lights in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Carry on Tuesday #58 ~ This week our prompt is the first words spoken in the 1959 Billy Wilder movie Some Like it Hot:
Well, nobody’s perfect
Writer's Island 2010 Prompt #8 ~ Change
One Single Impression #121 ~ Dawn
Sunday Scribblings #220 ~ Birth

When dawn becomes a whimper from yesterdays
Shabby conquests beg for change
A reckless dip in a Lethean sauna
Leeches the Gothic toxics
And inspires
A birth of
Nonchalent bravado

A release
A silent scream...

Well, nobody's perfect


Stan Ski said...

One post fits all prompts - well done!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hi Gem, you're so lucky to be able to capture such glorious dawning.

(Re: Weekend Nature - still working on it. I am trying to multitask all weekend memes in one).

Thanks for the patience.

Changnoi said...

Love your morning photo.

1sojournal said...

Really like that opening line and Love the fact that you put all the prompts together in one piece.



Systematic Weasel said...

Nicely written! One post fits all :P! Thanks for sharing!


Julie Jordan Scott said...

WOW! You connected so many dots! I am impressed!!!

I especially love the line:

"Birth of a nonchalant bravado." BRAVO! BRAVO!

Read my Sunday Scribbling here.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Very emotional, but I loved the throwaway line at the end!

flaubert-poetrywithme said...

Nicely done for all the prompts!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Loved the "silent scream"! And the photo of dawn emerging.

Best regards.

Dave said...


Amity said...

wow....perfectly done, what with combining several prompts in one awesome poem Gemma, and the pic is just as equally mesmerizing picture of dawn, of birth...!

Michele J said...

Bravo! This is definitely inspiring! Very well done, my friend.

Leo said...

Namaste Gemma :) this was really a beautiful take on the prompt..

Dawn as a whimper of yesterdays.. a very nice metaphor i think..

SandyCarlson said...

Within a release, a silent scream....Seems there is always a trade.

Thanks for sharing with OSI.

Shraddha said...

nicely said..

ruma2008 said...

Yes. This setting sun is "perfect"...


vivinfrance said...

Beautiful, I love the allusions,
particularly: Leeches the Gothic toxics, for the sounds it makes.

Should it be leaches? ie to allow a liquid to percolate, or have I misunderstood (not unusual!)

Greyscale Territory said...

The word "leeches" is correct! e.g.verb (used with object)
4. to apply leeches to, so as to bleed.
5. to cling to and feed upon or drain, as a leech: His relatives leeched him until his entire fortune was exhausted.

I wanted the "blood sucking" idea, not the percolating (less strongly dramatic + far too soft!) idea!

But thank you for the thought vivinfrance!

Tumblewords: said...

Well, nobody's perfect - :) But this comes close!

pieceofpie said...

the lightness of heart is enchanting... blue sky

Ramesh Sood said...

It's a good write..quite spontaneous..yeh..

Divaa Divine said...

ahhh beautiful



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