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, February 13, 2011


Image by Sean McCormick
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One Shoot Sunday Picture Prompt

Eroded living
memories cluster
Birth of new beauty

Open boundary
Landscapes in focal fragment
New unchartered frame

I was there awhile
A small stone like a small cairn
Perhaps you'll find me

NOTE: If you would like to experience a wilder rollercoaster ride, read
Dustus' Entering Threshold.
My comment on his post: Dynamic! Like a torrent of literary minds and raw adventurers and those who need acting in their lives! All falling in some mesmerising heap leaving a mass grave at some threshold! This rattled me in an exhilerating way!

One Shoot Sunday is hosted by Dustus @ One Stop Poetry


dustus said...

Great title and your haiku stanzas fit together well to fill the frame. Very cool how your last stanza makes me think of the lone stone left on the ledge.

repressedsoul said...

Great tight senryu set Gemma, who knows maybe you will be discovered ;)

hpicasso said...

I thrive on compression in have done that well here

the essence of self, invested in nature

Peace, hp

Mama Zen said...

That last stanza is a stunner! Well done.

Jerry said...

tight Haiku...I must acknowledge Dustus on your mention of the rock on the sill....Excellent.

Lynn said...

The photo is a jaw-dropper. :D Love it.

Carmela-J said...

Beautiful, vast descriptions, lonely yet playful. Love the style that you've chosen to express this.

Elizabeth said...

Love the focus you created in that last verse. Somehow, I think we all want that.


Kavita said...

oh woww!! Really enjoyed that last verse!! Gave me a 'been there.. done that!' feel...

Really well written, my friend!!!

Reflections said...

Beautiful... thoughtful piece, leaving footprints in time for others to discover. Nice.

Clytie said...

As always, your haiku is amazing. Your poems fit the picture so perfectly!

Serline said...

Stunning yet surreal... Happy Valentine's!



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