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)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Silent Gold Music

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of several butterflies that seemed to wander round me as I walked a track at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula - last Sunday.
3WW #CCXXXI ~ dainty + haunting + tantalise
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Dainty and fragile
Dusky gold wings tantalise
Like haunting music

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21 comments: said...

I seem to see plenty of these fragile things drifting up to my 11th floor office tower. You describe them beautifully.

lisa said...

What a beautiful photograph Gemma! I love your use of selective color on it. Truly fantastic.
Thank you so much for sharing this this week at The Creative Exchange.

I wish you a wonderful day.


EG Wow said...

OH! I love this, Gemma!! The golden butterfly really stands out.

Nanka said...

Butterflies are so dainty and this capture is so tantalizing!! Your words in the Haiku are perfect!!

jaerose said...

You have captured the image perfectly..Jae

ladynimue said...

wonderful pic and a befitting haiku !!

Old Altonian said...

Poem and picture matched for beauty.

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

sheilagh lee said:Lovely butterflies and Lovely poem.

LisaF said...

I can't wait for the butterflies to return in the spring. I love the pop of color on the butterfly with the neutral background.

Rinkly Rimes said...

These words definitely called for a 'fragile' subject matter and you certainly found it with your lovely shot enhancing your poem.

Rosie said...

How beautiful - I love it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Gemma!

VL Sheridan said...

Beautiful! It's only coming on Spring here in the U.S. so we won't have butterflies for quite some time. Lovely poem and picture.

Pat said...

Lovely poem and beautiful golden-winged butterfly!

Cloudia said...

perfect title!

What a GEM(ma)

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versebender said...

Nice treatment of the three word. Unforced, smooth flowing, evocative.

Lynette Killam said...

Such perfect gems both your photo and haiku are, Gemma...this is a stellar post which I thoroughly enjoyed!


Kim Nelson said...

Oh, Gemma!
No more.
NO less.
Just perfect.

Ramesh Sood said...


gautami tripathy said...


walk the world

rmpWritings said...

Beautiful! Made me smile...



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