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, June 26, 2011

Dark Art

In late afternoon light, a view of an art programme in my lounge room.
Art critic John Ruskin features.
Haiku Heights #48 + #49 ~ Blind + Quench

Capture some blind light
Quench a thirst for the arty
John Ruskin watches

NOTE: Apologies that I did not post last week.
Painkillers for my broken arm tend to make me a little vague and forgetful.
So I have combined the two prompts!

Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo


Ramesh Sood said...

Simple yet impactful..

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dear Gemma,

Somehow I've missed the part about your broken arm. I hope that you are on the mend and that the painkillers are doing what they need to do to help the healing process, even if they do make you a tad forgetful. (Maybe it was best you forgot to post one week; you were able to combine the two prompts quite adroitly.)

All the best to you, my friend!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow very clever using both words! I missed last weeks so I may have to do the same

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Great use if both the prompts. Well done and clever...


Anonymous said...

Nice combination of two prompts ... well done. Hoping your arm mends quickly!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Nice one! Good luck with your arm! I broke my wrist a couple of years ago. Not fun!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jingle said...

beautiful crafted story.

Anonymous said...

lovely haiku - hope you are on the mend



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