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, April 17, 2011

This Stub of Fate

Collage by Gemma Wiseman
One Single Impression #164 ~ Shackles

Slender moonlight
This darkened prison

I kneel

Always a gypsy,
Always destitute,

Tortured forms
Wrought in stained glass
Like fiery dust
                     ...Ancient dust
Shackles on my face
And a lilac mystery in my mind

I moan
Pained by
This stub of fate

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JL Dodge said...

Very nice Gemma !

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Marja said...

Slender moonlight
the darkened prison

Such beautiful words and such a powerful image Great work

Ramesh Sood said...

Oh, this is so very deep... I am delighted.. a standing ovation for you Gemma.. Thank You!!!

totomai said...

the opening lines left me in awe. thanks for sharing this Gemma

Harshad mehta said...

Yes, .... fate.

Linda Jacobs said...

I love the combinations of words you chose for this poem! Everything is Wow!

teric said...

The image and the words are beautiful together.

Christine said...

fate feels like a gypsy waiting, i like your images and the collage.

Andy said...

Mesmerizing imagery. Thanks for sharing.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful my friend.




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