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

Open Beauty

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Quiet view of beauty at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
Haiku Heights #7 ~ Beauty
Today's prompt is suggested by Ms.Meduri of
The Land of Dreams.
One Single Impression #132 ~ Choices
Today's prompt is suggested by Joseph of Naming Constellations
Carry on Tuesday #69 ~ This week our prompt is the first words of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn first published in 1884:
You don’t know about me.....

The beauty of space
Open skies and open seas
A small boat waiting

You are so grounded
But you don't know about me
I'm just adornment

You are successful
But you don't know about me
I'm just your trinket

Routine or new worlds
The wonder of space to dream
Tomorrows' choices

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sometimes I almost think I could write a haiku! But yours are so beautiful and expressive -- I think I'll just read them instead!

Married To Singaporean said...

Beautiful words.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the repetition.

ode to shoes

Leo said...

the repetition works very well through out the haiku, Gemma :) all four are well crafted..! :) my Haiku not yet up.. will be ready soon..! :D


Jingle said...

stunning beautiful Haikus..
skillfully done!

My Beauty Entry

Ramesh Sood said...

Liked them all Gemma:)

Whitesnake said...

Very well done Gemma

MarieElizabeth said...

I love the simple boat on the beach. I could sit there for hours looking at that scene. Thanks for sharing!

Amity said...

So, so beautiful lines much a treat for haikus this time!

LOved it!

Amity said...


LOvely photo too Gemma! :)

Tammie Lee said...

"Routine or new worlds
The wonder of space to dream
Tomorrows' choices"

lovely ending~
and a serene photo.

K said...

I love these haiku, the way they stand alone and yet link together. The form such a sense of longing and sadness and hope...absolutely lovely.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful talent shines here!

Anonymous said...

Each haiku stands on it's own but woven together tells a larger story. I love the layers this style creates. Beautifully crafted, Gemma

The first one reminded me that I had planned to slip out at dawn and write in the kayak while the sun rose. Regretting the choice that kept me home. Maybe tomorrow.

Elizabeth said...

The photo, the layered haiku, the story within them, and the promise unfolding at the end, all make for excellence and eloquence.


Deborah said...

Well written ...brilliantly done!!

SandyCarlson said...

So often we fail to see the possibilities. I would love to climb into that boat.

ljm (Amias) said...

Nice combination.

Tillly Bud said...

I like how you've used the prompt in this poem; and the photo is lovely.



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