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 16, 2012


Sign for a Science feature at the Melbourne Museum in 2010.

Wisdom needs knowledge
Tempered by understanding
And a gentle soul

Wisdom of foresight
Knowing when silence can speak
A wealth of feelings

Haiku Heights ~ Prompt ~ Wisdom


NAWAL said...

"a wealth of feelings" so true.. :) loved the haiku :)

carol l mckenna said...

knowing when silence can speak... awesome ~ well crafted haiku ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

joanne said...

haiku perfectly describes wisdom...nothing else to say - I am so taken with your words

Tigerbrite said...

A wise haiku :)

Judith Westerfield said...

"and a gentle soul" - such gentle haiku

susan said...

A truly lovely haiku.

Jaideep Rao said...

"Knowing when silence can speak".. what an expression in this line, magical!

Tarun Mazumdar said...

Hey Gemma I adore the set... specially the first one...

Mr. Walker said...

Love both of these - the difference between knowledge and understanding - and foresight. Prometheus would be proud.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I suspect you're right: The really wise people in our world have gentle souls.

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