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)


Monday, May 2, 2011

If thoughts could be...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A stray dandelion by the sea at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
One Stop Poetry ~ Poetry Form Monday ~ Blank verse

A dream enchants a longing restless soul
That seeks the quiet signs in other worlds
Of listless shapes colliding on a quest
To break the monologue of dark discord.
If thoughts could be the breath of secret souls

Then somewhere someone senses equal minds
And words become imagined dialogue
Where understanding springs from clear insight.
So launch the seeds of wishes to the sky
And let them find the pathway to new earths.

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Zinnia said...

Underbar bild på maskros. Vilken vacker växt detta ogräs ändock är. Din text grep mig. -"En dröm förtrolla en rastlös själ". Önskar dig en skön dag! Namaste! Zinnia

repressedsoul said...

This is beautiful, your iambs are really nice and flowing. Really enjoyed the read!

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Lyrical use of blank verse

fredamans said...

This is a beautiful photo!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I just love this Gemma - written with style and a nod to the classics. Such beautiful choice of words and images.

Matt Coughlan said...

I agree, SETI should seriously enlist the help of psychics. Dig the theme, concept and execution.

Good work! :D

Sally J said...

beautiful words and sentiments. A lovely poem

Beachanny said...

I'm having troubles posting today!
Blogger isn't loving me and I don't know why.

For the second time:

As John said this is perfect lyrical blank verse. But more importantly it is a beautiful and deep philosophical reflection that takes the reader on an unexpected trip.

Karen said...

Beautiful words and a marvellous photo.

bumfuzzled said...

how well you've captured the photo's essence in perfectly lyrical blank verse! great job!

bummy / Monty

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely poem! I remember as a child wishing as I blew away the dandelion seeds. If I had been able to articulate what I wished for, it would have been what your poem says!

JL Dodge said...

Ahhh, very nice !!

Regina said...

An amazing beauty!

Happy new week Gemma.



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