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 4, 2012

Haiku Challenge #4 ~ Opposite Emotions

The ride of our lives
Joy and grief spice the moment
Learn and keep riding


Maude Lynn said...

Love your take on the prompt!

Amber said...

That's so wisely said! :)
And what a cute picture to go with it. :)

RaNiiiiii said...

very true.. bike riding is a combination of these two emotions.

Someone is Special said...

very true Gemma..

Someone is Special

Grace said...

Bike and spice of life...nice metaphor ~

Carol said...

I like this shot and "learn and keep riding" sounds like life

br!nDle said...

Loved it...(:

Splendid Little Stars said...

so true! bicycle riding, notwithstanding!

... said...

Lovely message through the prompt.

vivinfrance said...

A good philosophy.

beccagivens said...

Good direction to learn and keep riding!

Chèvrefeuille said...

This one shows me so clear a deeper meaning. Become wise by experience and make live happen.

Karen said...

Excellent. Showing that often not only one emotion is present at any given time.

Ramesh Sood said...

Just three lines.. and essence of life.. beautiful..

Ramesh Sood said...

Just three lines.. and essence of life.. beautiful..



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