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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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Zero


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A clock in a shop window at Mornington
(edited in Picnik)
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Poetry Form Monday ~ Shadorma
My response to

1. Annie Welch's poem - Untitled - draft 2006
2. Dustus' Rainy Day Jersey
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Poetry Pantry #45
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1. The zero
That single second
Contains far
Paradise
When past and future scams burn
Frozen party trick

2. The zero
The scream that is mine
Coffee space
Lacks a soul
My empty drowning highway
My pen to glory
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6 comments:

okoatokewa - the poet said...

Your shadorma poem shows the power of seconds and it adds great values to it, lovely write up.

Brian Miller said...

oo i really like zero...it captures well the feelings conveyed...

repressedsoul said...

I really like Zero also, two different shadorma on the same theme Gemma, really great writing

Beachanny said...

Elegant use of the zero to be less than empty and more than a space filler. Well done on the use of shadorma here. Gay

KidDenverPoet said...

I liked both of them. Inspiring. Honest. Talent.

gautami tripathy said...

Both are good!

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