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


Image by Mike Roemer. (Image links to his photoblog!)
One Shoot Picture prompt

Reeled into the vortex of your moment

Your wine
Stilling my
Alternative realities

The simmering
Seering aura of
Your dark beauty
My secrets

I feel like a goddess

Dancing in
The shamanic whirls of your
Exotic cigars

One Shoot Sunday is hosted by Dustus @ One Stop Poetry


dustus said...

"Seering aura of / Your dark beauty" Your poem has a swept-away feel to it. Very well done—unique take on the prompt. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

this is fabulous! i agree with Adam ~

"Seering aura of / Your dark beauty"

is a truly stunning line. i love the entire poem!

Reflections said...

Smokin write! I too love the same line, especially.

OldSchoolHaiku said...

Very soulful take on "Alternative realities" Most enjoyable.



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