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, January 24, 2011


Microfiction Monday #67 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from
Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.
One Single Impression #152 ~ Quagmire

Iced minds
Staring at a
Murky mist of
Shameful questions

Our bridge
Our icon
So far away

Between us a white
(140 characters)

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Sonia said...

That's very pretty!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very Nice Gemma, sometimes I feel as if the bridge I need is too far to reach. A wonderful week is wished for you.

Jingle said...

love your take.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful as always, Gemma, you do say it all so well! Thank you for your response to my question re: my blog, I haven't had anyone else tell me about that particular problem, but I'm not surprised I guess when we all have a good bit of information on our blogs in addition to the regular post. Hope you have a great week!


Diane said...

Sounds like they need some closure.... hope they get it. :O)

Dianne said...

well done Gemma
beautiful and touching

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely, Gemma.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barb said...

Quite an apt analogy which goes so well with your photo.

Peggy said...

Really enjoyed the beauty that you see in the picture. Well done Gemma

nimaruichi said...

Alas, the quagmire in the mind
... and little chance of closure!

sylviamorice said...

Ahh...quagmires...nothing to sneeze at, for sure!

Have a great week. Cheers!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I got a chill down my spine when I read it. Gave me the feeling that they had passed on and were having this conversation. Very deep, loved it.

the replicant said...

Surely this is the confusion that we all face in attempting to communicate with one another....

Pat said...

Great tragedy! I hope they will be able to find reconciliation on that bridge. Well done.

izzy said...

VERY MUDDY Quagmire- Thanks!

Tumblewords: said...

Love the honesty in this - it's a wonderful read!

SouthLakesMom said...

And here I thought you'd link it with the floods in Oz...this is much more profound and beautiful though.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Wow, you're a talented word whittler! Thanks for sharing! ;)

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Susan Fobes said...

Nice poem!

Amity said...

'between us a white blank - quagmire'... you have so expertly weaved feelings and emotions in just 140 characters...:)

lovely Gemma, and thank you so much for taking part in my prompt suggestion...



jabblog said...

Thoughtful, beautiful piece.



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