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, June 23, 2012

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Stark liquidamber
Bristly, dry seed pod baubles
Unpleasant to touch


But for those in need
The secret tastes of Nature
Support dark winters



Haiku Heights ~ Prompt ~ Support

18 comments:

Susan Daniels said...

Gemma--lovely chained haiku--and sustenance in bristles--now that's some great tension :)

Jaideep said...

I love the secrets shared by nature part, nicely penned :)

Cressida de Nova said...

Beautiful pic of these magnificent birds. I'm glad you honour them with a poem.

Grace said...

Lovely pictures ~ The gifts of nature are a blessing ~

Naquillity said...

they're so sweet. isn't it funny how wildlife can find a good use for something we can't even touch? nice haiku...

Tarun Mazumdar said...

Certainly, the picture and haiku symbolize support in the truest form

http://chaigaramchai.blogspot.in/2012/06/support-haiku-june-23-2012.html

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

...secret taste of nature ~ grabbed me ~ hope all is well ~ lovely haiku ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

joanne said...

beautiful descriptive lines....and the cockatoo photo, well, I just love birds - so darn clever and adaptive

Leo said...

For those in need, the fruit tastes heavenly too :) The support is always sweet. Thank u for sharing, Gemma.

Green Speck said...

Nice combination of pictures and words :-)

Pranita said...

You nailed the second haiku Gemma.. loved it!
Quest of the unknown.

*Dark Angel* said...

Love that picture, you've woven such nice words, it gave a whole new meaning! Nice :)

Mr. Walker said...

Lovely haiku - a good look at nature.

Richard

beccagivens said...

pod baubles

Beautiful photo accompanying your haiku!!
Reassuring

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful as always.


Melanie

susanwritesprecise said...

Lovely Haiku. Gorgeous picture also!

Vållῐ ★☆ said...

Lovely haiku set on nature!!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

So very lovely. Your imagery is pristine.


Melanie

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