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)


Thursday, May 19, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman
Theme Thursday ~ Gossip

Like a Flying Dutchman
Cursed to keep on sailing
Humm ...

Like a message bank
Hummmmmmmmmmm ...

Like a front page news item
Inflated with frenzy
Hummmmm ... drone and drone....

Like a tweet
Re- and re- re-tweeted

Like a line of crows on the wire
Hitchcock style
Hummmmmmmmm ... and ...drone ...and ...drone...

(Bloat gossip refrain till it becomes
Some helium balloon

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beccagivens said...

A smile erupted when I saw the photo you chose to go with the prompt of gossip ... for some reason, I also got a flash of shared phone lines ("party lines") and call boards when you had to go through operators to get your telephone calls connected .... hmmmm quite interesting tales to be told and heard! :D

trisha said...

cant be explained better.

beautifully crafted poem. loved the style.


upinthecosmos said...

Great write. Everytime I see phone lines now though I think of the Pixar short about the birds... sooo cute & funny:-)

Steve Isaak said...

Distinctive, good stuff.



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