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)


Monday, February 27, 2012

Haiku Challenge #27 ~ Paint the Image

At last the bars breathe
The cruel scourge is broken
David's star rises

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 27 – February 27th – Theme: Paint the Image
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Maude Lynn said...

Outstanding job with a very tough prompt!

Grace said...

A meaningful take on the prompt...Very nice ~

Grace said...

A meaningful take on the prompt ~

I like the star of David ~

Susie Clevenger said...


Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful seems we both had David's star rising

Jim said...

Great gate.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a fine, fine piece of work, Gemma. The imagery is vivid and precise.

Paint the Image

Andy Sewina said...

Nicely Gemma, love the bit about tje Star of David!

Your blog's still playing havoc with my machine, my diagnostic thingy tells me there's a script continuously running somewhere, I'm using Mozilla Firefox btw.

Ellecee said...

Gemma, this is a powerful Haiku and beautiful as well. Thank you.

Chèvrefeuille said...

Lovely haiku Gemma. I too used the Star of David in my haiku. It was a tough one this time ... old pain and thoughts overwhelmed me.

Asni said...

I like David's star rises. Very nicely done.

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

I loved the line "The cruel scourge is broken"
Can sense the feeling of freedom in your haiku.....Beautifully penned

Open gate of your heart

... said...

'bars breathe'- lovely personification
and 'The star of David rises'sounds Hopeful and happy ending :)

Anonymous said...

I like the voice in your Haiku today ... strong and powerful ending. Nicely done! Here is my Day 27.

Ramesh Sood said...

Very Beautiful..

Someone is Special said...

bars breathe.. Loved your take a lot Gemma..!



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