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 4, 2010

I gave you life...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Eternal flame burning at the Holocaust Museum, Elsternwick, Melbourne.
Carry on Tuesday #60 ~ This week our prompt is the first line of The Soldier by Rupert Brooke:
If I should die think only this of me

If tomorrow could be my reality
I wish for the peace of cultural understanding

If lateral barbed wire could transform into a vertical ladder
I wish you could climb the skies with me

If the terror of raped individuality could mean freedom for others
Then my pain has meaning

If all horrors of my hell die
Think only this of me...

I gave you life

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Stan Ski said...

We all want to leave a legacy that gives us a place in history.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Let us hope none of them died in vain.

George S Batty said...

beautiful...great tribute, I am sure a few tears are falling from the sky.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

So intense. THANK YOU.

My Carry On Tueday poem

Anonymous said...

I love the image of barbed wire becoming a ladder. You hit perfect notes on so many levels. Beautiful.



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