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 10, 2011

When Autumn sings...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Autumn leaves in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
Saturday Celebration ~ Try something different and celebrate by stepping outside our comfort zone, and sharing something new!
Poetry Pantry #44
I am trying triolet!

When Autumn sings her sad sweet song
When wind-swept colours dance their tunes
I wonder where my joys belong
When Autumn sings her sad sweet song
My summer soul craves to prolong
But latent dreams must cast their runes
When Autumn sings her sad sweet song
When wind-swept colours dance their tunes

Saturday Celebration is hosted by One Stop Poetry

The Poetry Pantry is hosted @ Poets United


Anonymous said...

I have just tried writing a triolet as well ... from my viewpoint this is well done! :-)
Photos are great too!
Thank you for visiting my site.

Brian Miller said...

nice bit of triolet you have must be on the other side of the world thinking autumn, though it is my fav time of year...nicely played...

BLOGitse said...

Autumn - what's that? :)
Here in Finland we're waiting rest of the snow to melt.....

dustus said...

Nice triolet! Love the sound of the alliteration and the connecting of latent and runes adds a layer of great depth.

Beachanny said...

Sheer every iamb a color of autumn and a change in the air. It dances like leaves and sings in the wind. Beautiful.

Genie said... i need to research triolet. You are always teaching me something new. Love the idea that we are just entering spring - barely - and you are in autumn. Love the colors of the leaves in this shot. They are so light and airy harshness at all. So pretty.

Pete Marshall said...

excellent triolet.. but also an exquisite poem..loved your saturday celebration logo too...cheers pete

Judy Roney said...

I really like this form. Your poem and the photo are great!

Andy said...

Like Brian Miller, I too prefer autumn to any other season in the year. I love the shades of gold, brown, bronze, reds & the cripsness in the air.
Great imagery for the poem. Thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...


beautiful sentiments.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


Very beautiful words, to accompany that lovely image.
I must admit, that here in England, I am enjoying spring and looking forward to summer!


Anonymous said...

I like the form, it is like a song. :)



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  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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