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 25, 2010


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An old shed at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula.
The sign advertises "keys" and "joinery".
Haiku Heights #1 ~ Moments

Moments in the past
Keys can't unlock crumbling doors
Let closed rooms weather

Three Lines from Your Heart
A Haiku Art
Hosted by Leo


Rinkly Rimes said...

We must have both been clicking at the same time! I missed out by a whisker! I thought I was first but I wasn't. Hence my comment! Congratulations! No doubt we'll meet in cyberspace again!

I see the word verification is unionha! Union? Ha!

Bonnie said...

Love your Haiku and the corrugated Australian Outback Icon.

(Just to let you know that my Weekend Mail is ready for Mr Linky).

Leo said...

namaste to u too Gemma.
u know, i'd not seen that i'd stopped following u in btwn, possibly when i changed accts in Jan. but, glad to be following u again. will try to be as regular as i can.

i loved the haiku. explains the photograph very well.. and i love the photograph too.. :) thanks for the lovely words & welcome to HH. glad to have u ard. :)

Leo said...

oops, nearly forgot.. do suggest themes for future prompts :) i'll try n pick up from them too.. i updated in the post now to readers, but u'd already stopped by, so came over to tell u :)

Max-e said...

I hope the key making and joinery is better than their construction :)

Amity said...

Hi Gemma;

A very nice take on the prompt dear...:-)

Let it weather, those moments of the past!

Anonymous said...

I really liked this, with the image and words, very powerful!



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  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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