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)


Sunday, April 29, 2012


Erased summer charms
Holiday costumes are gone
Empty sands and seas

But in distant greys
Like dust on a cam'ra lens
One lone rider dreams

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Pranita said...

Picture very well described!!! Lovely... :)
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, yes, the dreamers always go on!

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Ellecee said...

Very nice haiku and pictures. They describe so well the end of a season and thoughts for the future one. Thank you.

carol l mckenna said...

lovely haiku ~ awesome photos ~ endings can be sad ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

rallentanda said...

autumn is so sad
we wait for summer again
another year flies

Chevrefeuille said...

Wow! Nice pictures. You're haiku set is (as always) great with a deeper thought in it. That's the in which I hope to write my haiku once.

PattiKen said...

I love this, Gemma. Really beautiful.

Jaideep Rao said...

Got the feel of this haiku, infact, loved each word here..

Leovi said...

Good photos, I really like, so empty, it is much more poetic.

Tigerbrite said...

Loved your words. The pictures are so expressive too. You can just feel the slight chill of autumn setting in.

Crafty Green Poet said...

those beach huts add a nice splash of colour to the scene!

Margaret Gosden said...

Except for the distant fishermen in the first one?
I like the huts - reminds me of yesteryear!!

CYNOSURE said...

a perfect Haiku accompanied with perfect pictures...awesome take... :)

Anonymous said...

such beauty and melancholy - well captured!



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