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)


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Haiku Challenge #11 ~ Paint the Image

We melted as one
And yet our eyes see beyond
Are we passing by

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 11 – February 11th – Theme: Paint the Image
Inspirational Image by: Narayana Nethralaya


Leah said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. This photograph is so striking and stunning. I could not even fathom how to draw such a thing. However, the image is very stirring and reminds of the paradox on oneness and individuality in the marriage relationship.
Thanks for sharing.
By the way, I love that dome shot you got on your last post...amazing.
I have stumbled upon so many kindred spirit bloggers from Australia lately, and my daughter just finished a unit studying Australia in school. You seem to have an amazing, varied country.

Grace said...

Your post has a ghostly touch ...nice one ~

Chèvrefeuille said...

This is wonderful. It has a deeper meaning ... i love that spiritual touch.

... said...

'And yet our eyes see beyond'-Splendid!

becca givens said...

This is great, Gemma! Bravo!!

Asni said...

Very philosophical. Love all your haiku.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like how you have omitted the question mark at the end. Thus I can take the last line as a question or a declaration or...

A Painted Image

Amber said...

This is really deeeep! Loved it! <3

Someone is Special said...

Deep thoughts Gemma.. Loved it!

Someone is Special



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