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)


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Like Mona Lisa

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Student artwork in an art room
3WW prompt #CXIII ~ fury + guilt + thankful

Bars of strident light
Tangle of upturned metals
Slash the photo space
But it is the eyes
Simmering just off centre
The eyes of fury
The eyes of fury
Tangle the upturned senses
Wring the photo space
Some intruding guilt
Captures the senses off guard
Snaps the comfort zone
Like Mona Lisa
Like Mona Lisa's strange eyes
Watching the watcher
Thankful for metals
The sharp blare of brazen light
Distracting escapes


paisley said...

where you see fury,, i see desperate hope.. like a mother looking at her child hoping desperately this will be the time it finally sinks in.....

Eleanor said...

Oh the eyes of fury just off centre! Wonderful pic and a striking poem. I also visited a student art exhibition yesterady - silverwork done by final year students at our local technical university. Whimsical, unusual and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I like "the eyes of fury" - it's always the eyes that say so much

nice take on the 3ww

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love the two where the clouds seem to explode and scatter small bits all around. Thanks for your visit.



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