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)


Monday, June 28, 2010

Take Me Home!

Microfiction Monday #37 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

The cruel ropes snake tidily around me. I kneel before wild churning waves. Oh I long to be one with you, Spirits of the Foam. Take me home!
(140 characters)

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Pat said...

I like the yearning of your poetry. Well done!

Peggy said...

Well done is right.
Love the Churning of the Foam.
Love your blog too, I think I'll have to follow!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it, Gemma! And you can indeed feel the yearning! You're always so good with words. Welcome to the weekly fun! Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Was this by John Denver perhaps? LOL just kidding. Well done my friend. I really like the Spirits of the Foam :) Excellent Have a great week ahead :)

Ellie Garratt said...

How she yearns for the sea. A sad, but beautiful story.

Have a lovely week.

Susan at Stony River said...

A real and compelling character in such a short space -- I love this, Gemma! -- especially bringing in why the rope is there all around her feet.

@Thom - OMG me too, the song started in my head as soon as I saw 'Take me home'. One of the perils of living in West Virginia! LOL

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads

or should it be sea lanes?
I went for another kind of sensory feast.140 Story

Anonymous said...

How often we may wish to be anywhere but where we are. A wonderful entry.

ninotaziz said...

Dear Gemma,

I loved the mermaid's voice here best! So unafraid of destiny.

Akelamalu said...

You weave a magical story - I love it!

jabblog said...

Beautifully sad - or sadly beautiful - well done, Gemma!

SouthLakesMom said...

I just can't identify with the yearning Victorian types. If she wants something, she should GO FOR IT!

Well done, though!

Michael G-G said...

I love the voice in your writing!

You have a beautiful site with great photos.

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful and haunting. Well done!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Well Done, I liked this, I wonder if she gets her wish.



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