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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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shadowy Dragon

 

A dragon feature
Like yesterday's voice and soul
Bathing in old light

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15 comments:

colleen said...

The haiku really adds. I love "bathing in old light." I want to pull up closer and listen for a sound coming out of its mouth. http://looseleafnotes.com

robin. said...

bathing in old light...lovely words!!! great shot gemma. enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

frayedattheedge said...

I wonder if he comes alive when you're not there!

Ralph said...

The dragon looks sort of tough, but the background shadows give this creature a softer appearance, not mean but far more affable. The shadow changes his personality!

Naquillity said...

what a great statue, words... hope all is well.

Joan said...

He is bathing in some beautiful light.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"bathing in old light" - what a perfect line! Love the lion!

Paula Scott said...

Both the image and the words just glow! And, it seems as though the dragon has two shadows...

Beverley Baird said...

A gorgeous golden dragon! Great shadows for the week!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful pairing of words and image.

toby said...

What a lovely find! It's always good to have a dragon guarding the premises...

Dianne said...

bathing in old light is just a beautiful description
I love stone statues like this with all their lovely details

chubskulit said...

Love the shadow on the side.

EG CameraGirl said...

Is that dragon peering into the window when no one is looking? Only the shadow knows.

Dimple said...

I like the "old light," it is warm and mellow.

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