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, October 31, 2010

Halloween Dream

Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Lately, we have had endless days of rain - a few days of Spring sun and then rain and rain.
I found these rose petals strewn on my verandah steps.
The colour seemed to have saturated into a ghostly shell.
And so began a dream...
Carry on Tuesday #77 ~ Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier starts with the words:
Last night I dreamt I...
One Single Impression #140 ~ Fancy

Rain is a blessing
(Or should be)
But what if there is endless rain...

Last night I dreamt a Halloween dream
A Halloween fancy
A fearful prophecy
Tomorrow showers a new cycle of
Nature's Mysteries

Last night I dreamt
Rain became the new world power
Driving humanity indoors to enjoy
Virtual bushwalks
Virtual picnics
Virtual walking on golden sands by a blue sea

For outside
Light was grey
Sapping surface hues to skeletal pigments

Ghosts breathe here but cannot live

Last night I dreamt I was rain
Devouring colour

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LeiffyV said...

Loved the last line, devouring color! That is a fantastic vision in my head from this wonderful offering! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

Interesting dreams you have! Cool poem.

gs batty said...

never thought of rain as taking away the colors but I suppose it does os maybe it can be said that what ever the rain giveth the rain taketh away.

Whitesnake said...

Halloween is about Trick or Treat.

I see here we get a Treat!

Annie said...

Lovely collage. The rose petals look transluscent. Your additions paying hommage to Halloween give them an unexpected flavor.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a lovely use of the petals! And how well they blend with the Halloween idea and your words.

Jenn said...

Happy Halloween!

Sumit Sarkar said...

"A Halloween fancy
A fearful prophecy"

Lovely lines....
Thank you for this amazing poem.. :)

Maboe said...

Beautiful collage!
Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Harshad mehta said...

Wonderful dream!

Interesting Poem.

Ramesh Sood said...

Well, hasn't it already started happening..even when there are no rains.. people living more in virtual world..and liking it..

Anonymous said...

Wonderful collage of the rose petals! Beautiful verses..

Sweetest in the Gale said...

This was haunting and beautiful...I love what you created with the rose petals! They truly look ethereal and ghostly.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have done some amazing things with colour in this poem.

Ellie said...

Haunting collage and poem. They don't look like at petals at all!

omj said...

I agree with Sumit! I also like "For outside
Light was grey
Sapping surface hues to skeletal pigments"

Reflections said...

Love the use of color in your dream... and the last line 'devouring colour' was great!

Anonymous said...

Rain, you devour colour, you also give us the rainbow. Cheers!

gabrielle said...

Last night I dreamt I was rain
Devouring colour

What a spectral fantasy. The rose petals are beautiful!



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