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)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Bright golds upon gold
Glowing life round ANZAC Day
It must be kismet

NOTE: Today is ANZAC Day - 25th April - when Australian and New Zealand forces first faced action in World War I.
The image captures part of a memorial in a Dromana park - and the gold flowers always bloom at this time - in Autumn.

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genie said...

My daddy fought in WWI so I can appreciate this day along with you. The monument is so pretty and the flowers so nice. And to this that was the Great War and the war to end all wars. Sadly that is not the way it all played out. genie

Yellow Tulip said...

Enjoyed my read:-)

Ellecee said...

Your haiku is a fitting tribute to the day. Thank you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Whatever it is...kisment...fate...or just autumn, it's beautiful.

Ignoring Kismet

Pranita said...

Very informative!!! Nice take :)

Carpet of stars - A Haiku

Marleen said...

Wonderful and interesting. Thanks.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

This is a lovely tribute...thank you...and for the explanation you gave.
Siggi in Downeast Maine

CYNOSURE said...

that was truly amazing... :)



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