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)


Sunday, August 31, 2008

Greyscale Memory

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadows along the beachside walkway at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday prompt #15

Shadows and lights
Zebra the walkway of
The place where I used to be
All I have left is
Greyscale memory
Since the day
Ceased living
The walls I built were
High and cold
But you changed
My Winters to Springs
And now I stroll in
A world edged with colour
How I wish
You could always be
P.S. Apology ~ This is a bit cheesy, but I felt like indulging in a little for once! Spring is here, and I was just reflecting on how lucky I am to have my beautiful partner!


paisley said...

heartfelt can afford to be cheesy,, as it matters not how it is perceived...

A Wild Thing said...

Many are so self absorbed, they can't see through the ME...very lucky to have recognition, it gives purpose. Go ahead and be cheesy, you'll just get praise from all of us.

Rosebud Collection said...

great shot..just beautiful.. Love the poetry and there is nothing cheesy about it.. You spoke from the heart and I think it is beautiful..

Maria Verivaki said...

i didnt think it was cheesy - just great. lovely shadow work

SandraRee said...

Beautiful shadow shot, Greyscale! And your words as well! :)

Anonymous said...

Very creative fun shot ! And cheesy is all right and much better than cold or hard, there are moments to be cheesy :-)

Hey Harriet said...

Cheesy? I didn't think it was at all cheesy Gemma! Only beautiful! Your 'world edged with colour' photo is lovely! Loved that line because I thought the colour of the red car & the bright blue sky in the corners of the photo were really sweet, before reading your poem. Then I read your poem and the meaning behind it all made it even sweeter! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Hey Harriet said...

Hey Gemma! Just popping back in to say I hope you feel better soon. I had left the previous comment before reading the comment you left on my post. So I was unaware that you were not feeling well either. Take care! xo

Anonymous said...

Love your shadow shot and poetry!


Gina said...

Another lovely spot in your patch Gemma and your poem is beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your weekend :D

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I love cheesy and tree shadows! Nice work!!

GalleryJuana said...

Beautiful poem and perfect to welome the spring.

I am a bit late with my sss. I am enjoying looking at everyone's photos.



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