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)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Feather

Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #78 ~ Feather

To hold a feather
Like touching a small spirit
Like a sign of life

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Saras said...

So very true, Indeed. Good read.

Christine said...

there is much symbolism in the feather, nice

Ramesh Sood said...

Love your interpretation Gemma.. beautiful..

andy sewina said...

Like a sign of life - this gives so much hope.

Ron. said...

Small spirit; I love that thought. Eagle feather is Great Spirit. Peace.

Nanka said...

See much life in the picture and wonderfully alive!!

Heaven said...

True this ~ Nice one ~

Morning said...


wordcoaster said...

Wonderful haiku--can definitely relate :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Feathers as a sign of life...interesting, because if I'm holding the feather, it is divorced from its source of life...the bird!

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