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)


Friday, August 20, 2010

Cannibalistic Waters

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Fisherman at Sorrento Back Beach, Mornington Peninsula
Friday Flash 55

Somehow, hordes of wild mouthed waves cavorting to shore are like some crazy reapers, threshing around for choice bruises in the harvest; gathering and dragging them out to oceanic chaos. It’s wise for guilty souls to stay just out of reach on the sands. Fishing is a good way to spend ugly thoughts, ugly memories.

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EG CameraGirl said...

Neat photos and an interesting take on what fishing might mean to someone with ugly thoughts and memories!

Naquillity said...

surely the guy caught a BIG fish this time. the fish would almost roll out to him with those kinda waves. and, is that a cruise ship, upper right corner?

moondustwriter said...

Those rollers looked like they were carrying some emotion in that picture.

Nice 55

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Akelamalu said...

Fishing can have a calming influence for sure. :)

Brian Miller said...

yes, life can come at you like waves...pounding does help, it slows you down, breeds patience...but what life is there remaining only on the shore? nice 55.

G-Man said...

You have become one of my favorite contributors to the Friday Funfest!
You always write with such power and emotion, just like your Pic.
Excellent 55!
Thanks for this Gem, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Unknown said...

i love the lonesomeness here.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

brilliant and fun 55.
you truly cared and played with passion!
keep it up!

Bubba said...

May all your worries be carried away with the tide. Nice 55!

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Monkey Man said...

Thoughtful 55. Great take on escaping emotion. My 55 is HERE .

PattiKen said...

Tossing the ugly thought into the mouth of the cannibalistic waters it just the thing to do with them.

Cheryl said...

What a great image you created with your words. Tossing ugly thoughts to an angry sea.

Mine's (55) Fifteen is far too young . . .

KB said...

The words, title and pic together make a wonderful piece.

Mine’s here.

Anonymous said...

Lovely thought!!!
Water sure has a calming effect on the mind.. and add to that fishing... even better!! Gives you something to look forward to..

A beautiful and thoughtful 55!!

Buzzard said...

I always felt the waves washed my troubles away with each roll of the ocean.



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