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, December 16, 2012

A Stardust Lion


A lion waiting for the time when he performs in Stardust Circus, Rosebud.
This is a travelling circus that appears on my peninsula in the Christmas holiday season.
Strangely, I have never been to a circus.
I am not really fond of the idea that animals are used.


A kind of sad face
A wish to find some free breath
In open spaces 



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10 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This poem goes straight to my heart. That a lion should be caged, when he belongs on a wild savanna running free. He is so beautiful.

MamaTim said...

Totally agree with Sherry, how sad to see caged lives - ♥

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice haiku!
Though i loved going to the circus when I was a child, and even went to one a couple of years ago, I don't like the idea of caged animals either!
Life is complicated...

***
Have a nice week Gemma****

Norma Ruttan said...

as a child, I never questioned the caging of animals, but since then, it breaks my heart
such an apt haiku, Gemma!

NatureFootstep said...

a powerful cat that really should not be in a cage.

wabisabipoet said...

Yes he does look so sad...I would be too. Glad that you speak for the animals who can't speak for themselves!

edenhills said...

I'm always torn when it comes to things like zoos and circuses. Great shot!

Meenakshi Malhotra said...

very touching, the earth belongs to everyone and cage to none!

Prema said...

similar to my theme too :) as a child i loved circus'. for sure i dont find them appealing now. especially when they cage such magnificent creatures, who were meant to roam wild.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sadly, the lion's wish will probably never materialise into reality...

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