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)


Friday, September 24, 2010

Do I Know You?

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ At school holiday time, this dog often wanders in to our garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Friday Flash 55

It was raining again…
Like tears rushing from some fathomless well of loneliness…
My loneliness meant holiday confusion…
After all the clamour of half breakfasts before your flight to work in snarling traffic…
After the daily joy of seeing you return home safe…
Now there is just this hollow moment of staring at a stranger…

Hosted by G-Man aka MrKnowItAll


Boom Nisanart said...

He look so curious. but I can tell he is smilling for your shot.

Lovely captured.
Please have a great Friday : )

Pagan Sphinx said...

Your poem inspired a flash of recognition for me. Thank you.

That doggie looks like he could be a very fine companion. Great expression. The thumbnail looked, in a flash, like it could have been a bear!

Kim, USA said...

That's the look of "don't mess up with me" hahaha!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Are you sure you don't have a new pet? He looks like he wants to stay.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Have you ever noticed how many dogs always seem to have that "pleading" expression which tugs at the heart strings?
He looks like he's saying I want a cuddle!
PS. That spot in Sorento is one of my favourites too - I always get a coffee and chocolate cake from Stringers and sit outside facing the sea.
Have a good Friday.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Susannah said...

Love your 55...and they dog picture too. :-)

My 55

Brian Miller said...

awww...there is a sadness in the unrecognition...nice 55...and a cute pic of the 55 is up!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

OOps....something on your blog made my computer crash...but I returned to read your 55.

I can just 'hear' his thoughts on this. Excellent work Gemma.

"Pop...goes the weasel" is my link to my 55...just scroll down below the Halloween part. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

Nessa said...

That doggie wants to be friends.

Your 55 sounds like the stillness causes you grief. For me, it would be the opposite.

fredamans said...

Beautiful chocolate lab! Looks like my old CoCo!

G-Man said...

Your story sounds so very familiar.
Sad how some things evolve..
Most Excellent 55 My Friend.
I hope this IS indeed fiction..
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Thom said...

Oh my gosh he's gorgeous and you can just feel the look. Very well told my friend. Loved this :) Have a great weekend :)

Monkey Man said...

Always wondered what dogs were thinking. Great 55.

Teresa said...

What a nice visitor!

Janna said...

Awww. :)
Kind of sweet and sad and cuddly all at the same time.

Thanks for doing Friday 55! :)

Mine's been posted here since last night, but it's taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

PattiKen said...

Isn't it amazing how pets can look so betrayed? Sweet, sad 55.

John's comments said...

And you are?, he says Thanks for reading my Friday 55. Hope your week goes well



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