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, January 16, 2011

Carousel Insomnia

Created in Picnik by Gemma Wisemnan
Carry on Tuesday # 88 ~ Our prompt this week is part of the closing sentence of the 1950 film The Glass Menagerie:
And that is how I remember them.........
Haiku Heights #26 ~ Insomnia
One Single Impression #151 ~ Carnival
One Shot Wednesday Week #29

Carnival insomnia
Sharp tinkle of carousels
Wind up and wind out

Bright musical lights
How I remember them
Shambles in flashback

Hosted by Keith's Ramblings

Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo

Hosted by Andrée and SandyCarlson

One Shot Wednesday is hosted by American Poets Brian Miller, Leslie Moon & Adam Dustus and British Poet Pete Marshall


Rinkly Rimes said...

'Musical lights'.... just that phrase paints the picture.

Deborah said...

Captured perectly!

pr910 said...

love the line...shambles in flasback!

Ramesh Sood said...

I enjoyed it..the second verse says it all.. lovely..

joanny said...

Lovely Haiku's to go with the photo.


Nanka said...

"Sharp tinkle of carousels
Wind up and wind out"

Took me back too many many years and enjoyed the smooth ride.

gautami tripathy said...

Shambles in flashback..

I like that!


Anonymous said...

truly beautiful. loved the festive touch you gave to insomnia.


Sweetest in the Gale said...

Beautiful visual imagery...stunning photo!

Rumya said...

Oh! I simply loved this "Carnival Insomnia" And a superb shot of the carousel!!

Jingle said...

musical and lovely..
Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful journey you do provide, enjoyed much the ride. Please have a good new week.

daily athens

spiritsoflena said...

fantastic! I really enjoyed the photo and the poetry!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

That was nice Gemma. Good one.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

killing three birds with one stone
and beautifully done

moondustwriter said...

I was pulled in immediately to the lights the sound. and too soon it wound down

I love carousels!!! Always a kid

Thanks from the Moon

Brian Miller said...

oh to ride one again, but it will never be the same...nice one shot

Hope said...

lovely piece!
love the photo!

thank you for the visit and comment

Reggie said...

very nice...well done

Anonymous said...

Superbly simple

izzy said...

izzy: lights and music definitely wind out, flung like a wet dog! Thanks.

hedgewitch said...

Gorgeous photo-it looks like every child's dream. And the poem accompanying it picks up the sense of busy bright circles repeating in the night--an excellent representation of insomnia.

Carys said...

Good word economy, you made every one count. 'sharp tinkle' - love that.

Shashi said...

Beautiful Haiku and I enjoyed both.. Thanks for sharing...

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