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)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Haiku Challenge #15 ~ Paint the Image

When your walkway floods
When murky sludge clogs your way
Seek out an odd smile

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 15 – February 15th – Theme: Paint the Image
Inspirational Image from: Google Images, Author: Unknown


Kristen Haskell said...

Wonderful!!! I am smiling from ear to ear. Mine just might be that odd smile.

Grace said...

I like the hopeful and odd smile ~

Karen said...

Very positive!

Marja said...

Uplifting haiku and picture Not an easy thing to do so when you see that mud

vivinfrance said...

Gemma, I love your interpretation of the picture.
Your blog is very difficult to read - it took me 4 goes to find the haiku, as it doesn't like to scroll down and there is so much surrounding stuff that it's easy to miss the actual post!

Amber said...

I think this is perfectly done! LOVED it! :) <3

... said...

'odd smile' sounds perfect lying in mud.

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

'Seek out an odd smile'...Loved this line...Nice haiku!

becca givens said...

I am happy to see hope towards the end!! Nicely done for a muddy prompt!

Someone is Special said...

'odd smile' I love your take on the image Gemma!



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