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, June 13, 2010

Grey Time

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My beautiful Shadow taking a quiet wander in dreamland
Carry on Tuesday #57 ~ This week our prompt is the title and opening line of a William Butler Yeats’s poem:
When you are old and grey and full of sleep
Writer's Island 2010 Prompt #7 ~ The Gift

Sleepy old and grey
Expected insanity
Fun spice of aging
Eccentric behaviour
The gift of prime time

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Stan Ski said...

That's a very positive way of looking at it.
Great attitude!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

why is he scrunching up his face? You gave him something unpleasant to eat?

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of eccentricity as a gift to the rest of the world! Great idea, fantastic cat!


Unknown said...

Oh, I love your prime time kitty. Love cats, and yours looks quite eccentric, Gemma. Wonderful tribute!

magiceye said...

looking so huggable...

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brenda w said...

Yes, yes, grey hair is the fun spice of aging, that's the ticket. :) Great take on the prompt, Gemma. Meow to the wise grey one. (you decide who that is!)

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Your poem describes me to a T. Have we met?

George S Batty said...

getting old does have its rewards. the very first one is that it beats the alternative

Dee Martin said...

Shadow is gorgeous! I definitely have the eccentric behavior down :)



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