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)


Monday, December 20, 2010

A Time to Muse

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of boats offshore at Rosebud beach, Mornington Peninsula
Monday Poetry Potluck ~ Week #15 ~ Reflections, Interpretations and Musings

Journeys completed
A mix of rough and still seas
Christmas anchorage

I feel a better sailor

Seas yet to be sailed
A mix of fear and wonder
New year challenges

I hope I practise new skills

And in the rolling
May the music of life

Take form


The cowering shadows of
The mind

The lonely sighs of
The soul

Jingle Poetry's Poetry Potluck is hosted by Amanda and Kavita


Anonymous said...

Strong writing - I enjoyed the juxtaposition between courage and fear.

Nanka said...

Stillness ill the year end and away they go battling fresh challenges in the New Year!! I enjoyed this Gemma!!

Wishing you the very best this season and a bright New Year too!!

Anonymous said...

lovely words.. mines here-

Jingle said...

love your entry,
divine flow...


Scott said...

gemma- I love the hope for the new year, barely taking time to reflect while anchored after a busy time. Many of us are in this place this time of year. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Chameleon mists - an epic wording!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Brilliant work :)
May the new year bring happiness and new opportunities in your life...

Jingle said...


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Hope to see you in, Happy Friday, best wishes for the year of 2011.


Anonymous said...

I love the imagery here- and the photos.



A place of beauty in the Western Tiers


View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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Archive of Blog Quotes

  • 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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