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)


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Be Calm...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A feature which was part of an exhibition at Melbourne Museum
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Sensationa​l Haiku Wednesday ~ Health
3WW #CCXLIV ~ alter + fond + tranquil

Fond of the tranquil
Alter the health of the mind
The body follows


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gautami tripathy said...

It speaks out to me!

eye for an eye

Madeleine said...

Ah great minds think alike. Good haiku :O)

Andy McDonald said...

And I'm the idiot who entered them both separately - with 4 haikus! Clever combination.

Old Altonian said...

Brilliant - No more, no less!

Amanda Moore said...

So true if your mind is not healthy your body will struggle.... great haiku this week!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree there is such a strong connection between taking care of your health and mental and spiritual well-being

Iva said...

It is true that the health of the mind is just as important, if not more so, than the health of the body. I found your link through Jenn's link up.

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

SO very true - great haiku!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

So true .wonderful that you could express this in a haiku

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend and so true. Love it :) Have a great day :)

Jessica Prescott said...

wonderful advice and well expressed :-)

Old Raven said...

Oh my goodness ... who could argue with that?

Kwee Lewis said...

That is so lovely. I do not know how you do it. Find the flow of words you don't choose. And with so few of them, say so much. Very nice. This is one of my favorites.

ThomG said...

I wish I could get my mind to follow the tranquil some days.

Henry Clemmons said...

An Austrailian haiku. Wish I could hear you read it.
It read great to me. Would love to hear you say tranquility. I bet it sounds nice with an accent. If you are from there, if not, I'm sure you would say it fine with whatever accent you had. lol. Great read.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You managed all those prompts in three brief lines? Oh, my! That's what I call "packed"!

Anonymous said...

good one, ! Very intense

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, Gemma. You used the prompt words to convey an important message - that mind/body connection, the holistic inside us all. Amy
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