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, November 21, 2010

Friday Revival

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Late last Friday afternoon, this musician was outside the Dromana Hub Shopping Centre, Mornington Peninsula
The sounds of his pulsing soft and bold jazz/folk/avant garde rhythms were electrifying!
SOOC Sunday #106
Haiku Heights #18 ~ Stranger
This week the theme is suggested by Gemma of Greyscale Territory

Just a thin stranger
Playing his soul through music
Charming diversion

In a late moment
Lost smiling dancing rhythms
Remembered to pulse

Hosted by Jan @

Three Lines from Your Heart
A Haiku Art
Hosted by Leo


Jan said...

Gemma, I love this capture. Wish I'd been there for the great sounds.

Risa said...

Lovely photo, what an interesting portrait.

EG Wow said...

Neat photo but what's he sitting on?

I looked at this and suddenly remembered it's nearly summer where you are. Buskers are rare here in Canada this time of year. LOL

Teresa said...

I just love the line "Playing his soul through music". That is so awesome. Great theme!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Street entertainers kind of mesmerize me -- I'll stand and listen or watch and sometimes I look up and Bill will be a few blocks ahead of me; I always wonder how long it would take before he noticed I was missing;>)

Ramesh Sood said...

What a hiaku this!

Audrey @ said...

great capture! I am always afraid to take pictures of strangers.

Nanka said...

Great idea for the prompt and he looks talented too!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a cool capture! Love his expression.

gengen said...

I bet he is a good musician...Happy SOOC Sunday.

Strummed Words said...

This is the kind of stranger it's nice to meet.

spiritsoflena said...

I really enjoyed your poem; great flow and rhythm.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Nice poem and great shot. seems like the musician was concentrating on his music

Dan Baker said...

Great photo an lovely poem to match! I love seeing buskers, we have some geat ones here in Melb :)

Carlos Gesmundo said...

I can hear the music. Liked this!

Best wishers.


Leo said...

I'm a bit late to bloghop, but here! :) I loved the haiku, and could almost hear his music through ur haiku..

Thanks very much for this week's Prompt suggestion, Gemma :)



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