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, December 5, 2010


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My little Buddha figure that has travelled with me through many years.
Haiku Heights #20 ~ Faith ~ suggested by Vee of Psyche's Visage.

Unswerving belief
Like a whispering conscience
Faith is the soul's strength

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Naquillity said...

no truer words could be spoken. nice shot too. hope all is well.

the flower below and the night shot of the water are very nice photographs too. have a great day.

Cheryl said...

Well put in 17 syllables. Great inspiration.

Ramesh Sood said...

Don't know but you have given a different dimension.. I always thought... Faith comes from the strength of Soul.. you made mw think.. may be both enhance each other..

Cloudia said...

Did you see the Big Buddha I visited last week?

Aloha from Waikiki

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Teresa said...

What an amazing poem. I love the thought your've expressed.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, and great image for the words.

pr910 said...

lovely .... very abstract concept but so very visual and melodious!

The Write Girl said...

I love your haiku "faith is the soul's strength." What a brilliant line.

Vee... said...

indeed faith is! those are strong words.

Someone Is Special said...

Gemma, the way you pen down your haiku's make you wonder.. Irrespective of the prompts you pen down Haiku that is great, I love it..

--Someone is Special--

Leo said...

oh yes, agree with u, Gemma :) faith is indeed the soul's strength :D loved it.



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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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