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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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Poise


An older couple leaving the Dromana Hub carpark

Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #85 ~ Poise
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Ruby Tuesday

An older couple
Wandering with crumpled poise
Yet sweet dignity


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14 comments:

poetry-diary.com said...

I think the crumpling and dignity are unequally shared in the photo (!) but your haiku captures it.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great photo ~ perfect for RT ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy RT ^_^

Grace said...

poise and dignity... how we wish for these specially when we are old.. nice one ~

Ralph said...

They offer us of all ages the look of quiet dignity. They have been as one over the years, it seems, and is shown by the equal affection that flows here. The world at large should follow the quiet dignified actions of this couple...

eileeninmd said...

Lovely haiku and a great capture of the red. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Dianne said...

sweet dignity - that's lovely
I always find shots of people walking/looking away to be very touching

Leora said...

I think that tall bush in the front of them is going to reach out and tickle the couple. At first they will be scared, but then they will enjoy a good hearty laugh together.

Nanka said...

Much dignity and poise in the quiet and relaxed composure!!

kaykuala said...

Poised dignity and elegantly confident!

Hank

mjshorts said...

A great haiku.
'Wandering with crumpled poise' made me think of my wife and I out walking!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Uh oh -- looks like us. Except for the poise part ;>)

andy sewina said...

Well described!

beccagivens said...

Lovely composition - after traveling with my 91 yr old mom on a tour bus trip ... this really resonates!!

beccagivens said...

Lovely composition - after traveling with my 91 yr old mom on a tour bus trip ... this really resonates!!

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