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, July 1, 2012

A Touch of Koan

Autumn calls the leaf to fall
The leaf assumes the final dance of colour
Snug on a velvet chair a book waits to be loved
Some leaves turn to gold

Linking to:
Real Toads ~ A Mini-Challenge for Sunday ~ Koan


Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh I love that last line! What a perfect conclusion. This is a poem every bibliophile could not fail to take to heart.

Mary said...

Very nicely composed "koan." Not to mention the beautiful photo.

Ella said...

I want to be the book! :D

Naquillity said...

very nice capture of fall leaves. beautiful color. have a great night~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Now THIS i9s a perfect koan. Such enhanced meaning...just lovely.

Abin Chakraborty said...

evocative picture.exquisite koan.brilliant!

Hannah said...

Wow!! Brilliance your last line that brings it all together is amazing!! I live your photograph also...such an artist in word and image!! Great ones, Gemma!!

Karishma Shetty said...

Awwwww!! Beautiful thought!! Some books are truly priceless 'leaves of gold'

My name is Riet said...

That is so beautiful, the shadows and the words

Mary Ann Potter said...

Beautifully done and so appreciated by this book lover - some leaves indeed turn to gold!

Scarlet said...

What a lovely koan ~ I like leaves turning to gold ~

Marian said...




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Archive of Blog Quotes

  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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