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 26, 2010

Sacred Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A feature on the Dromana Catholic church wall
Shadow Shot Sunday #123
Haiku Heights #10 ~ Sacred ~ suggested by Deepak of Replica.

Hushed sacred shadows
Elongated caring hands
Gentle expressions
Like treasured icons
Precious calming connections
Soulful dialogue


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sarayutouched said...

i have found beauty...
i have found a space to dream...
i have found peace...
in your photo.
it's lovely gemma!


cyclopseven said...

Really beautiful

Kay L. Davies said...

Simply lovely.

Alberta, Canada

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely and meaningful shadow shot for the day, Gemma! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!


Ralph said...

The shadows are gentle, a mother and child as innocent as they look. A quiet and caring bond as only a mother can. The trust and love radiates...

Cassie said...

A lovely, simple ShadowShot of quite a complex looking hanging statue. Have a good week.

Teresa said...

Very beautiful! Picture and poetry perfectly compliment one another.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tom Hilton said...

Really nice...the shadow relief makes the figures look so alive...

EG Wow said...

AH! This is the kind of shadow many of us miss. Good eye, Gemma!

chubskulit said...

Love that!

Brad Pitt is in Town, pssst! Have a great weekend!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful relief shadow, Gemma! And your gentle haiku enhances the peaceful theme...such a lovely post!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Your words are calming to me this late Saturday evening, it's cold and dreary outside, been raining all day, I think all the sun is in Florida...remind me again why I moved back???

Been crazy busy here working on open house stuff and soap, soap, soap...AND playing in my new space. Too bad it is so late in the season, I won't be able to work out there much because of the cold and it'll be too expensive to heat it, but we have more days of Indian summer coming on, so all is not quite lost.

I have much to plan this winter if I want to have flea markets at my shop, many people to contact and details, details...

There is always a sense of dread in the air as winter approaches and it is especially scary with the economical woes of the world, what next! I try not to dwell on it, it'll drive you nuts...and it's a short drive for me...heehee!

You sound so happy with your writings, how you pull it all together amazes me, but then they say that about me too, we're just driven with creative thinking I guess...or maybe we're just tetched in the head! Whatever, it keeps a smile in our hearts!

Have a wonderful week dear friend, Spring is coming, it's a given...hopefully it won't be as crazy as ours was...think need the water for the coming heat waves...ahhh, that sounds good...brrrr in Iowa!

Warmest hugs dear sister...

Hey Harriet said...

I love this one Gemma! And those reddish coloured bricks really work well with the shadows! A lovely find! I hope you have a great week ahead :)

Spadoman said...

Very nice photo, and lately, I have been haunted by the Saints! I don't know what happened, but i am drawn to the artwork these days. I love the crispness of the shadows in this photo, and I love your haiku words as well. Very nice.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Another take on the "wall feature":

Sacred ones,
do you hear my plea?
Rescue me!

Sacred Rubble

Laura said...

Beautiful Shadows Gemma, your haiku really brings them to life.

Dianne said...

the art work is made more lovely by your photo :)

Rumya said...

Nice Haikus and a beautiful shot too!! :)

Nanka said...

Like the idea of the shadows talking in hushed tones. Calming effect of the capture as well.

Ramesh Sood said...

Lovely haiku this!

Leo said...

nice haikus to match your lovely photograph as well :) good one!

Arija said...

Gemma, this is such a delightful blend of image and words. Congratulations.

Nalini Hebbar said...


Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely and deeply moving. Love your site.


Christine said...

Compelling results from this combination of prompts. So nicely done. "gentle expressions" was especially evocative to me.

Jingle said...

I have fears over shadows.
beautiful take.



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