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, June 23, 2012


Stark liquidamber
Bristly, dry seed pod baubles
Unpleasant to touch

But for those in need
The secret tastes of Nature
Support dark winters

Haiku Heights ~ Prompt ~ Support


Susan Daniels said...

Gemma--lovely chained haiku--and sustenance in bristles--now that's some great tension :)

Jaideep Rao said...

I love the secrets shared by nature part, nicely penned :)

Cressida de Nova said...

Beautiful pic of these magnificent birds. I'm glad you honour them with a poem.

Grace said...

Lovely pictures ~ The gifts of nature are a blessing ~

Naquillity said...

they're so sweet. isn't it funny how wildlife can find a good use for something we can't even touch? nice haiku...

Tarun Mazumdar said...

Certainly, the picture and haiku symbolize support in the truest form

carol l mckenna said...

...secret taste of nature ~ grabbed me ~ hope all is well ~ lovely haiku ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

joanne said...

beautiful descriptive lines....and the cockatoo photo, well, I just love birds - so darn clever and adaptive

Vinay Leo R. said...

For those in need, the fruit tastes heavenly too :) The support is always sweet. Thank u for sharing, Gemma.

Amrit Sinha said...

Nice combination of pictures and words :-)

Pranita said...

You nailed the second haiku Gemma.. loved it!
Quest of the unknown.

*Dark Angel* said...

Love that picture, you've woven such nice words, it gave a whole new meaning! Nice :)

Mr. Walker said...

Lovely haiku - a good look at nature.


Anonymous said...

pod baubles

Beautiful photo accompanying your haiku!!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful as always.


susanwritesprecise said...

Lovely Haiku. Gorgeous picture also!

Sri Valli said...

Lovely haiku set on nature!!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

So very lovely. Your imagery is pristine.




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