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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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Haiku Challenge #18 ~ Famine



In times of famine
Mind, body and soul are locked
Coated in hunger




Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 18 – February 18th – Theme or Word: Famine

9 comments:

Grace said...

I like coated in hunger ~ Nice one ~

Mama Zen said...

Great closing line!

Cloaked Monk/Terri said...

You're right. It is hard to be anything else but locked in hunger when one experiences famine.

Chèvrefeuille said...

Very strange choice of words 'coated in hunger', but maybe I do not understand it very well, because English isn't my maiden language.
As I see the other comments ... I think it's something normal to say 'coated in hunger'.

Very nice haiku, strong words.

Asni said...

You have very nicely painted the theme for this challenge.

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

Very true!...Nothing appears in mind rather than hunger :'(

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The last line--a powerful one--makes me think of skin. How can you run away from your own skin? How can you run from hunger?


A Famine of Ink

becca givens said...

Ooooh, excellent, Gemma!! Last line the clencher! :)

Someone is Special said...

coated in hunger.. Touching way to describe famine..

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