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 28, 2010

In the beginning...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman
Carry on Tuesday #81 ~ This week we have the first line of Elton John and Tim Rice’s song from The Lion King, The Circle of Life:
From the day we arrive on the planet...

In the beginning
When first we knew planet earth
We longed to explore

Some soared to great heights
Some dived to darkest of depths
Some just walked the walk

In the beginning
When first we breathed on the earth
Life became a wheel

A wheel of fortune
A wheel of raw heat and ice
A wheel of reason

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Ellie said...

Wow. Both the photograph and accompanying poem are stunning. I love the way you described life as a wheel of fortune.

Lynn said...

Incredible moon shot.

Naquillity said...

was this the waning gibbous moon? it's a gorgeous shot. hope all is well.

Clytie said...

You are amazing. The haunting quality of the moon photo ... the beauty and truthfulness of the Haiku = absolutely wonderful.

gautami tripathy said...

One word...beautiful!


gs batty said...

very what you did with the picture.
the wheel is a perfect representation of life

faith said...

I really liked this!

Nanka said...

....And the wheel goes on and on turning and churning for newer generations to arrive on the planet and keep the wheel of life ever moving!!

Loved this!!

Tracey said...

Ugggh!!! out of all the times I tried to get a good shot of the moon - this is the best I've seen since looking @ it w/my naked eye. Great poem & definitely great shot :-)



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