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)


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Where Am I?

Mag 34 ~ Image by Willow

Like dust on the glass
Like dried oil in the old lamp
I'm without reason

Light cycles round me
I decorate your window
I cast no shadow

Hosted by Willow


kathew said...

so turn down the lights and light my fire!

Someone Is Special said...

lovely thoughts.. Lovely Haiku...

--Someone Is Special--

Self Sagacity said...

I have no idea! I like this because it makes me think, but I still have no idea. :-)

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Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Amazing thoughts... we all sometimes wonder the reason of our existence.. Lovely mag

Susannah said...

I like this very much. :-)

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Jingle said...

very enjoyable flow.
love reading it.

Book Bird Dog said...

Very nice.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful verse!

doomed if I do, doomed if I don't

Gabriela Abalo said...



Berowne said...

Well done; makes you think.

Leo said...

both can be read together, and as individual haikus too, Gemma :) loved it!

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Laura said...

beautiful gemma!

Martin H. said...

I love the idea of a disorientated lamp and lost light.

Shigune Matsui said...

Awesome. Wanna see my Magpie? It's at

Tumblewords: said...

Poignant and powerful. A wonderful piece.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

that's one sad lamp lament


Teresa said...

Your poems remind me of the old Bible school song "Give Me Oil in My Lamp". That is such a sad lamp.

Marilyn said...

A lamp no longer needed; a life without a purpose - the worst that could happen to anyone. Thought provoking haikus.

Reflections said...

depth and thought provoking...

Kristen Haskell said...

Great job with this Magpie.

Helen said...

... enjoyed your Magpie! You captured the 'feel' of the lantern.

kathi harris said...

Seems kind of lonely & sad.

Sender D. said...

Nice Mag. I love the simplicity of the words but the complexity of the emotional texture. Love and Light, Sender

Dianne said...


daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

A sad state of non-existence for a soul.

Brian Miller said...

nice. like someone said, they each hold their own...and then together...nice magpie!

Angie Muresan said...

Overlooked. Light the fire and find the purpose. Great Magpie!

willow said...

Sad and lovely, Gemma.

Carrie Burtt said...

So much said in a few words...beautiful! :-)

RA said...

You said it all with so few words. Lovely!



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