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)


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Gift of Flowers

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Weigela in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
3WW #CCXIV ~ gesture + immediate + treasure

Immediate gift
A gesture wrapped in flowers
Sensitive treasure

Hosted by Thom @ Three Word Wednesday


maglomaniac said...

Hi Gemma,
3 lines and that too speaking everythig.
I believe that this a tough form of poetry.
Second line was the one that I liked the best cause it had that lasting effect in any environment.


jaerose said...

Hi - I have just visited Susannah and agreed with you that her words were potent and fir together perfectly. Your poem is so 'meant to be' to - I can't imagine the words being used in any other or any better way Jae :)

Ramesh Sood said...

As usual.. I could come out with a haiku this time.. but you inspire.. will still try.. let us see if it clicks.. hats off to your talent..well said..

ThomG said...

not enough of us see the plan treasure of a gift of flowers, even for yourself, in a vase on a table, with a smile.

Eye-shuh said...

So pretty. simple and beautiful.
I love the idea you share with these lines.

Deborah said...

So simple yet so perfect, beautiful.

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Arian said...

yes, a beautiful tercet

Amity said...

Wow...pic is awesome and the gift was superb...for me whatver gift i have, i would surely treasure it, if the gesture is wholehearted!

Thanks for this beautiful haiku Gemma...mine is now up also!

shail said...

Beautifully expressed :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I like the idea of a'gesture wrapped in flowers'.

gautami tripathy said...

Excellent work

electronically yours

Anonymous said...

I love the fragrance this brings. :)

Sumit Sarkar said...

Lovely and beautiful...
Flowers are one of the greatest treasures in nature... :)

Someone Is Special said...

Hi Gemma..

You are the best when it comes to Haiku.. You wonder me by your haikus..

--Someone Is Special--



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