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 6, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ At first glance, this appears to be a young dreamer by the sea.
But the body language also suggests a sense of humility, a sense of respect before the wide expanse of Nature's beauty, all mixed with a sense of pride in just being there!
One Single Impression #154 ~ Humility

Slithers around
Shivering shades

Desperately protects
Dubious credibility

Such absolute humility and pride
Lead a lonely timorous existence
Yet in complementary harmony
Tuned to circumstance
A living, vital orchestra is born

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Boonie S said...

Lovely photo and interpretation. Thanks.

All the best, Boonie

Nanka said...

Very meaningful and so true!! When you have one the other should follow to create a great symphony.

Facing humility maintain self-pride and in humbleness take great pride.

Classic composition Gemma!!

Anonymous said...

He seems to be humbled by the beauty around him and your words explain it wonderfully.

Teri C

ρομπερτ said...

it is the last line, which made me pause for a while. impressive. thank you. please have a good new week.

daily athens

Geraldine said...

You have nailed the prompt Gemma, bravo, love the last line especially. Good work!

gabrielle said...

it truly takes balance. the boy in the picture embodies it!



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