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)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Chime


The black swan is one of many bird varieties that enjoys Spring nesting in the wetlands at Coolart, Balnarring

Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #74 ~ Chime

Sparkle in the air
Hope of fresh new beginnings
Chime of Spring joys


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9 comments:

annemarie said...

She is beautiful. I like black swans.

Heaven said...

Beautiful picture.. I hope spring comes faster ~

Amity said...

Such hopeful moments and beginning Gemma...I love the chime of new hope in your words!

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for this image of pure peace.

Nanka said...

Can fell the tinkling chimes in the beauty of the silence!! Gorgeous!!

Tarang Sinha said...

It's really beautiful!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely peaceful image and words. Love it. I guess you are waiting for Spring as we are waiting for Fall. Thanks for sharing.


Melanie

Leo said...

What a beautiful photograph to adorn the haiku too :)

Judith Westerfield said...

Lovely, both

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