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)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Circus of questions...

Sherman Alexie - The words come from his poem The Powwow at the End of the World.

Circus of questions
Dancing shallows gathered feet
A cloud burst topples

Bright lightning bolts drop
Shoulder causes broken hoops
Broken storms forgive

A Whirl of Wordling Sundays is hosted by Brenda W


Nanka said...

Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968) words are so descriptive of your region and your Haiku too does enough justice, all rolled into the thirteen wordle words!! Brilliantly done!!

irene said...

It's more than the weather!

Mary said...

I like: "Broken storms forgive." And I think we also have to forgive them. Nicely wordled.

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow- I'm impressed you could place all the words (not force) in this terse piece. Great work!

brenda w said...

It is nice to see you at the whirl, Gemma. Your first line is dynamite, and pulls me in to the piece. Each line can stand on its own. In its entirety it gets me craving the intensity of storms. Your piece reminds me that they cleanse.

barbara said...

smooth as water.
not the least sign that the words come from another source. wow.

Mike Patrick said...

Brief and concise. Not so easy to do.

Susie Clevenger said...

circus of pulled these words together with an amazing result...great job!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You compressed 'em, Gemma, compressed 'em into a teeny tiny comprehensible "ball" that bounces delightfully in the reader's mouth. How did you do that, anyway?:-)

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flaubert said...

Gemma, amazing you fit all the words in such a concise piece, wow.


gautami tripathy said...

Loved it!

hanging my head

Traci B said...

Great going, working all 13 words into a two-verse haiku that makes sense and doesn't feel contrived. Wonderfully wordled! :)



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