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, September 5, 2010

Close of Day

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In late afternoon light, the birds seem to begin winging their way home from Fisherman's Beach, Mornington Peninsula
Scenic Sunday #112

Subdued close of day
A kind of hush calms the waves
Soft wings fly homeward

Scenic Sunday
Hosted by Aisha (Eugene, OR, US) of The Holleys and The Holley Herald


Tammie Lee said...

your words carry a softness for me, one that inspires me to find a softness inside, lovely mate with your photo. Thank you for your kind comment.

Boom Nisanart said...

Beautiful seaside ! Love the reflected of the sun on the sea surface.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love your poem -- and the lighting in your photo is amazing.

maiaT said...

Lovely sunset scene and the perfect words (as always) for the photo.



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  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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