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 5, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An old lady wandering Dromana's wintry beach, Mornington Peninsula
Haiku Heights #46 ~ Porcelain
One Single Impression #171 ~ Endure

Beautiful lady
Walking her porcelain years
Inner strengths endure

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Anonymous said...

Very nice use of the prompt, Gemma! Love the photo as well -- not only is she in her "porcelain years", but it looks like her skin is porcelain as well!

Henry Clemmons said...

I should have tried harder. Yours was creatively spectacular. Great use of the prompt and skill.

Anonymous said...

Awww this is just lovely

Harshad mehta said...

Beautiful picture complemented by words.

Amity said...

Hi Gemma,

I loved how you described the sunset years of the pretty old woman in your photo...truly porcelain fragile!

Marja said...

She is lovely Like the words "porcelain years

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this so much! What a great photo and lovely words to match.

Lisa said...

Love the tribute.

Nicely written.

Psych Babbler™ said...

Nice haiku! And it goes beautifully with the picture!

Anonymous said...

Love the words 'porcelain years' so creative.

pr910 said...

very imaginative usage of the words porcelain years....never heard that one in the context used! and using porcelain, in a haiku, is a tad difficult!

Jingle said...




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  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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