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, February 17, 2012

Haiku Challenge #17 ~ Wait + Paint the Image

Lost, tossed and crumpled
Hungry eyes litter the street
Wait for light to change

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 17 – February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image
Inspirational Image Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom's Photography


Chèvrefeuille said...

Hi Gemma, I always enjoy your haiku from down under :-). This one is ... great. Well done.

Grace said...

Sad but powerful lines....nice one ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Hungry eyes litter the street...a powerful image...a great haiku!

Karen said...

Astute insight Gemma.

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Lovely expression....greatly penned :)

... said...

'Lost, tossed and crumpled' poignant image.
Ending up in Hope of the light to change makes it hopeful.

becca givens said...

Visceral reaction to your word imagery, Gemma -- powerfully penned with insight and hope!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And when (not if) that light finally changes, miracles will happen!

Waiting for the Women

Terri / CloakedMonk said...

Lost, tossed and crumpled is so expressive of sadness. Good job.

Amber said...

Powerful words!

Someone is Special said...

'Lost, tossed and crumpled' and I will be happy to wait for light to change their life..



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