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)

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Night and dawn scenes in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Carry on Tuesday #62 ~ This week our prompt is the first line of the 2008 novel
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt:
Lightning first, then the thunder. And in between the two...
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Carry on Tuesday #61 ~ This week our prompt is the first line of the Freddie Mercury song Barcelona:
I had a perfect dream
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Lightning
That flash slicing midnight skies
Thunder
That drumbeat rolling midnight depths

Recently
Life was a whirlpool of fears
Midnight questions without stars

I longed for lightning first
Sharp, forked light was better than
No light at all

For a moment I would see
The shapes of the unknown

And then the thunder
Rolling
Rolling anything into sound

And in between the two
My perfect dream
My perfect dawn
Raining light


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6 comments:

gs batty said...

Old Gizz likes your take on lightning. I had a lonely time when a traffic jam was company and some lightning to light the night would have been perfect.

Stan Ski said...

I like the image 'raining light' conjurs.

flaubert said...

Very pretty piece Gemma
Pamela

Someone Is Special said...

Great Imagination, I loved these lines, "And in between the two, My Perfect Dream"...

You are awesome writer..

Saravana Kumar - Dream

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

Jingle said...

lovely piece,
mine is up!

gautami tripathy said...

Good one!

cut and dried

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