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, May 8, 2011

Symbolic Statue

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A statue by a small waterfall at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Prompt ~ English Sonnet
The Poetry Pantry #48


To hold a gift of Nature in your hand
To be at one with tiny breathing life
To see the charm of water souls on land
To feel the pulse of peace without the strife
Is knowing that the treasures of this earth
Are not the precious metals that we think
Nor are they gems that promise wealth re-birth
Nor are they guarantees that pain will shrink.
It's understanding that we share our space.
We live to give a richer life to all.
Our mansions are our inner hope and grace
Where Eden gardens blossom strong and tall.
And no one knows the universe within,
A secret world beneath a clay like skin.

Today's Prompt is hosted by DL Dodge

The Poetry Pantry is hosted by Poets United


JL Dodge said...

The Mother of us all Thanks you for a wonderful lovely poem Gemma !!
Thank you for joining us today !

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Very lovely!

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

Beautiful words and imagery.


Jingle Poetry said...


Jingle Poetry said...


Jingle said...

perfectly expressed sentiments,
you rock.

Andy said...

Very nice. Great imagery here.
Thanks for sharing



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