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 19, 2010

No One Would Have Believed...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sculpture in Melbourne near the Treasury building
Carry on Tuesday #71 ~ Our prompt this week is the first words from H. G. Wells 1898 novel, War of the Worlds:
No one would have believed...

Seemingly simple
Major historic moment
Symbolic sculpture

Reams of signed paper
No one would have believed true
Turning point in time

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ The simple lines of the wavy sculpture represent the 1891 lengthy petition for women's right to vote in Australia.

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EG Wow said...

Wonderful sculpture so full of meaning!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great monument to this momentous petition. I clicked the explanatory stone too -- the sculpture is wonderful; we are all in debt to our foremothers.

BLOGitse said...

That sculpture is a amazing.
Finland is 3rd country after Australia and New Zealand and 1st country in the world with a female member in parliament.
Happy Sunday!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

A strange looking sculpture; perhaps a shame it needs so much explaining.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Though the explanation enhances it, I love it even not knowing what it represented. WOnderful form. I wish I could run my hand on its surface.

Deborah said...


Rinkly Rimes said...

Reams of paper! What an excellent symbol of the battle to make the unbelievable come true!

gautami tripathy said...

What a sculpture. You captured the essence in your poem too!

my monkey reads you well

And don't forget to aboard the Poetry Train every Monday mornings and thereafter!

Amias said...

.. and still my vote is stolen from me. Thought provoking.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful and significant sculpture and I love the poem and how it speaks to that meaning.




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