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, November 13, 2011

Two Faces of Summer

This week features the first line of a poem by John Clare written in 1821. It's called Autumn...
The summer flower has run to seed

In some worlds
The summer flower has run to seed
Wild colours party in yesterdays
Only footprints on the sands

But in my world
The summer flower awakens
Dancing colours spill on the sands
And footprints gather

In my world
Your old summer love is just a vague shape
Your tainted colours have no lasting substance
And my lone footprints
Head for
A new summer season of
Kindred spirits

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Susie Clevenger said...

I like your world where the summer flower awakens...lovely poem

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem!

Nanka said...

Warm and happy days ahead for you, a new season rejuvenating, full of sand, sea and flowers!!
You have reminded us well in the beautiful poem!!

Whitesnake said...

Yes1 Yes! Yes! ;-)

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous soft shades of pink and gray, and so beautiful light!

Anonymous said...

it's good you can head for that new season and get out of a dysfunctional situation.

Belva Rae Staples said...

I am ready for summer and kindred spirits! Beautiful thoughts and well expressed!



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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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