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 3, 2012

Haiku Challenge #3 ~ Paint the Image

Worn with life's struggles
Calmly waiting to grasp more
Hands refresh in light


Sylvia K said...

Wise and beautiful words for the day, Gemma! And a great way to start mine!


Full-On-Forward said...

Wow- I liked this Haiku a Lot Gemma! Thanks,


Maude Lynn said...

Beautifully done!

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Amber said...

Loved the way you painted the image. :)

Someone is Special said...

hope to grasp few coins.. Touching Gemma..

Someone is Special

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful Wisdom

Andy Sewina said...

Well described!

Marja said...

Beautiul touching, wise words

Nicole said...

Wow, stunning and wise.

Noble said...

inspiring indeed

Chèvrefeuille said...

Wonderfully crafted verse ... in balance with the photo.

becca givens said...

Inspiring hope!

Grace said...

This is lovely ~

Karen said...

Where ther is light, there is hope. Very touching.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

lovely and positive.



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