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)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Red Shade

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A young character enjoying the Australia Day 2011 festivities at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
The top two lines on his top read:
Free play
I don't know what the rest says...
Ruby Tuesday meme

In the shade of red
Like a vibrant happy cap
Bright inner spirit

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Leo said...

the vibrance of the inner spirit portrayed in the red hat :) very beautiful thoughts Gemma.

missing your haikus at HH, hope to see u back soon..

DawnTreader said...

Nice spot of red!

Anonymous said...

Great shot - and the guy all forgot sitting on an elephant ;-)

Dianne said...

sweet photo and lovely words

Kim, USA said...

Handsome little guy!
Reb Flower

Maria @ LSS said...

Cute ruby find.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mine's here.

srp said...

It is interesting that the pop of red is surrounded by so many shades of blue... lovely.

Ruby Rainbow

nonizamboni said...

Perfect haiku for this photo...really nice capture in red
I'd forgotten that you are enjoying summer down there. We have even more snow going into the new month :O)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Amid all the blues and greys in the photo, the red bill of the young man's hat certainly stands out.


Tonight, my dear, I’m seeing red—
Or is it puce or rose?
Whatever’s going round my head
Is tingling all my toes.

My heart, my dear, becomes inflamed
With passion sore ablaze;
Perhaps it is because I miss
Your glowing, crimson gaze.

Whate’er the cause, my face is flushed
Like a ripened cherry,
No longer healthy, but inflamed—
See the vessels serry*?

A certain sanguine aftertaste
Is clinging to my tongue,
For I have kissed your ruby lips—
To which the claret clung.

*serry – (archaic) to crowd closely together

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lady in Red



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