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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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Haiku Challenge #23 ~ Joy of Giving (ABC, CDE, EFA)


Wandering Dromana beach on a cool summer's day

Just giving some time
Sharing experiences
Connection of souls

Connection of souls
Treasuring the joys and tears
As they walk the beach

As they walk the beach
Love smiles quietly round them
Just giving some time


(ABC, CDE, EFA)



15 comments:

Lolamouse said...

yes! Giving time is so important.

Susie Clevenger said...

The beauty of peaceful connection...love your words and photograph

Chèvrefeuille said...

You did a wonderful job on this haiku form. I wasn't familiar with this form, but I, too, succeeded ... and I loved it.

Grace said...

I like that walk..such a joy to spend time together ~

If I may suggest just a tweak to make the first verse 5-7-5:

Just giving some time
Sharing their experiences
Connection of souls

And that picture is lovely ~

Keep on writing ~

Ellecee said...

I love this, and the picture is so sweet.

Asni said...

A very nice take on the prompt. Enjoyed reading it.

Asni said...

Nothing like having the blessings of your mother. A delightful read on this prompt.

Tarang Sinha said...

Beautiful set of haiku!:)

Cloaked Monk/Terri said...

I love the theme "just giving time." It reminds me of what I do with the youth in the detention center. I just give them time to be in a safe space.

Simran said...

Loved it! :)

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

So beautiful!....Giving some time for our loved ones is really joy of giving
Thanks for sharing :)

A burning candle

becca givens said...

Peaceful ...
connection of souls

Thank you for sharing ... Here is my Day 23.

Vidya Sury said...

that's so lovely Gemma. The photo is darling!

Blossom Vydrina said...

I like how you brought it back around.

Someone is Special said...

just giving some time ~ Loved your Haiku set Gemma..

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