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)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life is...


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ The lake on Safety Beach Golf Course, Mornington Peninsula
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Haiku Heights #21 ~ Life ~ suggested by by Mia Mirza of Fantasy Front.
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Being light and growth
Life is about energy
Stirring still waters
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8 comments:

Rumya said...

Beautiful picture and a lovely haiku to compliment it.

Ramesh Sood said...

Very beautifully crafted haiku, this! Liked it.. Thanks!!!

Leo said...

life like a ripple in still water? loved that comparison.. :) a wonderful haiku..

Nanka said...

Water and light both energies for life and growth!!...and new life does create a stir, a ripple in still waters!!

Nice Haiku and a lovely picture too.

Teresa said...

Beautiful haiku. You have such great meaning in those few words. And I confess, the picture warms my heart as I sit in a post blizzard morning.

Jingle said...

apt one....
well done,.



welcome linking to our potluck poetry today.

Leo said...

yes.. life is all about that energy for sure, Gemma :) lovely!

Kodjo Deynoo. BSc said...

very powerful,

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