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)

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Haiku Challenge #17 ~ Wait + Paint the Image



Lost, tossed and crumpled
Hungry eyes litter the street
Wait for light to change




Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 17 – February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image
Inspirational Image Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom's Photography

11 comments:

Chèvrefeuille said...

Hi Gemma, I always enjoy your haiku from down under :-). This one is ... great. Well done.

Grace said...

Sad but powerful lines....nice one ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Hungry eyes litter the street...a powerful image...a great haiku!

Karen said...

Astute insight Gemma.

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Lovely expression....greatly penned :)

Pranali Kadam said...

'Lost, tossed and crumpled' poignant image.
Ending up in Hope of the light to change makes it hopeful.
Wonderful!

becca givens said...

Visceral reaction to your word imagery, Gemma -- powerfully penned with insight and hope!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And when (not if) that light finally changes, miracles will happen!

Waiting for the Women

Terri / CloakedMonk said...

Lost, tossed and crumpled is so expressive of sadness. Good job.

Amber said...

Powerful words!

Someone is Special said...

'Lost, tossed and crumpled' and I will be happy to wait for light to change their life..

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