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)


Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Summer days in January at Dromana beach

Yesterday's escape
Archived sunny sands and seas
Just pictures remain

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PattiKen said...

This took me a moment, then I remembered that you are "down under." Summer has yet to come for us in the US, though winter put on a poor showing this year.

I love this line: "Archived sunny sands and seas"

Ellecee said...

"just pictures remain" but we are so happy to have them. Enjoyed your haiku.

Grace said...

I like the archived sunny sands...but not that its spring and summer at last ~

Sri Valli said...

Beautiful Haiku Gemma! :)

Mariya Koleva said...

Yeah, with us it's still ahead. So happy to be out of the winter.
Very nice haiku!

Chevrefeuille said...

The sadness after a sunny day and the joy of watching pictures afterwards.

Marleen said...

Ah yes, sweet summer memories!
Lovely haiku.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

But how precious the pictures!

A Glimpse of Summer



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