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)


Monday, September 20, 2010

As It Was...And Will Be...

Microfiction Monday #49 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

In the days when we were small,
(to some)
without value,
(or simply without)
always, to each other, we were tall!
And growing taller...
(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


Susan at Stony River said...

Good heavens, Gemma - that's a keeper, it's uplifting and so beautifully written.
Just amazing altogether - thank you for sharing it!

SparkleFarkle said...

A lovely piece of quick story; Microfiction Monday's lucky to have you in the mix!

I, too, went with a (somewhat) "tall" tale. Well, at least part of it is. Come see? Then "click" me--> SarkleFarkle)

SparkleFarkle said...

Man. I can't even spell my own name. What's up with that??? LOL!

Diane said...

So lovely and thought provoking! LOve it :O)

sylviamorice said...

I love your poem this week! Does it really matter what others think of us? Not if we think of ourselves as 'tall', right? Right!

Peggy said...

Touched my heart! So beautiful!

KB said...

He sounds so proud. Love it.

SouthLakesMom said...

I think he's about 10 feet tall inside. Very well done Gemma. Very poetic!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Wonderful Gemma, It's what we feel ourselves that is important.

quilly said...

Your words are truly beautiful and poetic. You managed to capture the essence and the era of the photo beautifully.

Ellie said...

Wow. A microfiction that has made me stop and think. Beautifully written!

Have a lovely week x

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

that was lovely!

jabblog said...

Integrity and self-belief go hand in hand. Beautifully expressed.

Pat said...

I love your sentimental take on this week's sweet!

John's comments said...

I liked being a giant and carrying my son on my shoulders - now of course he can carry me. Thanks for dropping by to read my 140 Hope your week goes well

septembermom said...

It is good to feel tall as we go along in our world each day. Great job.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful, Gemma!



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