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, June 20, 2012


Colours of my past
My Launceston former home
Glossy postcard sighs 

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Glossy postcard sighs" - I so know the feeling!

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, colorful post for the day, Gemma! I love the postcards! They are always such great reminders of the great trips we get to take! And your words are always perfect!! Hope your week is going well!


Naquillity said...

looks like a beautiful area... i see why you miss it... have a great day~

carol l mckenna said...

...glossy postcard sighs ~ lovely line and love your haiku' essence ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

Tara Tyler said...

gorgeous! loved your haiku of longing remembrance!

Anonymous said...

To me, a good haiku elicits strong, relatable feelings for so few words. Yours did. Loved it.

Karen said...

Oh, I know the feeling. A lovely haiku.

joanne said...

Lovely haiku tells me you miss the postcards

Kathy Reed said...

I indeed sighed while reading your haiku...colorful I must say!

Jennifer said...

"Glossy postcard sighs", this so beautifully captures the essence of what postcards are supposed to do!

Amrit Sinha said...

I loved the last line....good haiku.



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