As previously mentioned, I was nominated by bCL Photography for this interesting challenge and I commend their bloggs to your ‘must read lists’. You will not be disappointed.
I’ve found it quite a job to search my memory for quotable quotes, with one liners being my preference to save us all time. I’ve remembered quite a few risqué ones from my early army days but good taste means that now I’ve remembered them, I’ll have to keep them for the pub.
Eventually my memory went back to my primary school days in the 1940’s when kids everywhere were required to memorise the late Dorothea Mackellar’s wonderful poem, ‘My Country’.
After some deep thought I realised that I could still recite most of it and one particular stanza resounded in my thoughts.
Therefore, today’s quote is about AUSTRALIA, my country, and here is the second stanza, in full, from memory:
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewelled sea,
Her beauty and her terror,
The wide brown land for me.
I know that for most Australians of my generation, this poem by MacKellar sums up the love and strong patriotic feeling we have for Australia.
Please look MacKella up on Google and I’m sure you will all really enjoy her poetry.
At our local Naturalisation Ceremony held recently, the poem was recited in full by students from a local high school and it made me feel so proud that it is still alive and well in our education system.
I’ve really enjoyed recalling these and many more quotes and I thank bCL Photography for giving me the chance to share just three of them with you.
Here are my nominations for continuing this fun challenge:
Christopher Orr, I don’t have the map.
Priceless Joy, Beautiful Words, and
Ballinfoblog, Bali Info.
There is no obligation to accept. All you have to remember is to acknowledge your nominator should you accept the challenge.
Now it’s good night from me and goodnight from him.