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, August 12, 2012


A billowing flag
Symbol of a country's soul
Sign of inner pride

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Haiku Heights ~ Soul


joanne said...

so refreshing to read a new take on the prompt, altho other bloggers wrote so 'soulfully'....

Sri Valli said...

Sign of inner pride!
Very true!.....Awesome one Gemma!
Nice visiting you after many days :)

Broken Soul

Ramesh Sood said...

Very unique take on the feels that pride.. RS:)

Vinay Leo R. said...

Olympics time.. that flying flag definitely feels soulful to the athletes! :) Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Particularly poignant with the world athletes working with their hearts and souls in the Olympic competition. Lovely, thank you for sharing.

Margaret Gosden said...

That's the best photo I have seen of your flag and I identify with a corner of it! I am wondering if anyone abroad can sort out the different philosophies between the parties here! I do support Occupy Wall Street, if that is any help!

Judith Westerfield said...

Wonderful interpretation of the prompt. May we all one day fly the same flag.

Anonymous said...

Great haiku. This is perfect as the Olympics finish.

Anonymous said...

Great haiku. This is perfect as the Olympics finish.

Grace said...

Very nice symbol of the soul ~

Rosie Gan said...

How true.

Pranita said...

The patriotic feeling gives me goosebumps.. and yes very soulful!
Beautiful Gemma :)

Bathing under the twilight

Kathy Reed said...

Of course, a county's soul ;)!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's very difficult, I think, to symbolise the soul of a country. Some do it very well with their flags, and some do it not so well...

Helpless Soul



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