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)


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Winter

Boats moored quietly at Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula

Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #75 ~ Winter
Weekend Reflections #104

Touch of Summer light
Chilly waters of Winter
Then it must be Spring

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Ms. Becky said...

that's a great haiku Gemma. and reflections too. you're just coming into spring, such lovely light. happy weekend to you!

Karen said...

A lovely reflection and poem.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful words, terrific looking boat and such lovely watery reflections! Another delightful post and photos, Gemma!!


Cassiopeia Rises said...

Gemma this is great. Have a wonderful and warm winter.


Mama Zen said...

Marvelous haiku!

Kay L. Davies said...

Don't you love the rich warm look of teak on a boat? I do.
Beautiful photo, Gemma.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Christine said...

interesting how the seasons work on your side of the world..nice one

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sometimes the seasons get so mixed up it's a wonder they can sort themselves out!

Vestiges of Winter

Grace said...

I can't wait for spring..lovely picture too ~

Amity said...

Your haiku is a beautiful rendition of the fast-paced changing of seasons...:)

I love it Gemma!

Nanka said...

It is so amazingly different for you in the southern hemisphere!! We need to adjust our body clock :D

Dianne said...

that's a really nice looking boat
makes a great reflection

'Tsuki said...

Lovely words, Gemma. Have a nice week-end.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful words, beautiful photo. The perfect post!

kaykuala said...

Coming on to spring in Down Under? How nice!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Seasons change -- I kind of like the transition phase.



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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
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
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  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
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