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)

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sheltered by Light


Image by James Rainsford
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One Shoot Sunday picture prompt
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I eke out my days
Fashioned in yesterday's styles
Expression on ice

Curiosity
Weathering in weathered worlds
Like a lone watcher

Birds seem to need me
Passing perch for passing dreams
It's good to feel life

Sometimes I'm lucky
Wings cast a halo of light
I so want to smile

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One Shoot Sunday is hosted by Dustus @ One Stop Poetry

12 comments:

Jerry said...

Jerry's comment is here: You captured this image. The memory of our lives are often a momentary perch on which to rest.

Brian Miller said...

ah but you make me smile. happy among the birds. i imagine being a statue to be a rather lonely life...

dustus said...

Great use of haiku stanzas to tell a story. Also like how the thoughts you project present a stoic-type of man, not without want of smiling. Very well done!

James Rainsford said...

An arresting title. This is a profound observation which is inspiring. I shall remember and treasure this poem. Thank you so much for sharing. James.

Kristy said...

very cool shot!! thank for the kind words on my weekend post!

Carver said...

I love this shot and great poem with it.

hpicasso said...

even the bird has a part to play...nice

Peace, hp

Steve Isaak said...

Pleasant, effective work.

repressedsoul said...

so funny! Really enjoyed the reading and it related so well to the prompt!

Don't Want A Real Job said...

I so want to smile...nicely done.

anjoe playhouse said...

Great photo and text ;-)

Margaret said...

Wings cast a momentary halo. Love that thought. Also the fact that he would like to smile... Nicely done.

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