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, May 20, 2012


A calm figurine on the Main Street of coastal Mornington

A bustling main street
Wheels and feet rush for time but
Pine for just being

Linking to:
Haiku Heights - Pine


kaykuala said...

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, divine thoughts offer salvation. Great Gemma for reminding!


Grace said...

I like that pining for oneself ~ Nice haiku ~

PattiKen said...

Yes. Sometimes in this modern world, living leaves no time for just being. I love that the statue in your photo sits serenely on Main Street to remind everyone.

Hazel said...

This is why we turn to haiku. I at least find peace in it in the midst of urban noise and rush. Love this!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Peace and tranquility in this piece!

A Pining Peach

Jaideep Rao said...

A peaceful and delightful haiku!

Pranita said...

"Pine for just being" ... beautiful line, that! Very soothing line... Especially in present times, it's a challenge to just be..!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to learn to just BE-ing ... nicely done!!
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