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, July 27, 2011

Shadow and Light Drama

3WW #CCLI ~ banter + fumble + glance
Sensational Haiku Wednesday ~ Frustration

Banter of shadows
Warm rays just fumble and glance
Winter frustration

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Anonymous said...


Shauna said...

not sure which I love more the poem
or the cat and the lamp- brava!

Linda Jacobs said...

Even though it's summer here, I can remember many winter days like this! You captured that feeling perfectly! Love your photo, too!

jaerose said...

Those shadows hold a lot of story..and the little cat I think..much to think about from these three lines..Jae

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Gemma even if you are in Winter there right now, it lends to your creativity

Madeleine said...

Clever haiku encompassing two themes. :O)

Nanka said...

Thank's Gemma for reminding me that it is winter there!! I can well picture the frustration in your well done Haiku!!


Sheilagh Lee said...

this is lovely Gemma

Lilibeth said...

I needed that little bit of winter as a breath of cool under our scorching sun and tragically rainless clouds.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You wouldn't happen to be weary of winter, would you? :-)

Angel said...

Lovely composition of words.

Tweety said...

Winter there?? I can imagine the frustration as i myself crave for that light in winters....Its too hot out in India...You can take some of the sunshine :) Wonderful play of words :)

Anonymous said...

Bravo my friend. I love this and the photo accentuates your beautiful words. Very well done.

Alice Audrey said...

Tight. Great use of three words. Please come see my three words

Mama Zen said...


Kim Nelson said...

This piece is ideal, Gemma. You created a wonder from the two prompts.

Anonymous said...

Two prompts nicely accomplished ... from your photo and the lighting, I actually like this time of the day ... it is a short interval and signal the day is closing.

Aeria said...

Beautiful haiku and complimentary picture- lovely!


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

Nicely done! I wouldn't mind a blast of winter for a day or two - it's been so hot here everything is dried up and brown.

M. A. S. said...

I really like it. I think of the light as a little trickster.



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