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This is a continuation of my previous post, “Nullarbor”. When I continued my journey towards Western Australia after spending the night at the Nullarbor Roadhouse, I came across a guide sign to a viewing point (a lookout), and turned off to see what was there. I ended up at a viewing point overlooking the magnificent view over the Great Australian Bight, and the steep vertical fall of the Bunda cliffs.

A quote from Wikipedia describing the cliffs. “The Bunda cliffs is an aboriginal name which has been used in South Australia for the name of the Nullarbor coastal cliffs. The usage is not included in national geographic name databases - but the usage is general in South Australia. The Bunda cliffs extend for around 100 km along the Great Australian Bight near its northern extremity and are close to the Nullarbor Plain in a very sparsely settled area of Australia.The cliffs, which are some 60 to 120 metres high and sheer, can be viewed from several viewing points along the Eyre Highway east of Eucla and west of Nullarbor roadhouse.”

Another attempt at using Iambic Pentameter - feedback welcome.

BUNDA CLIFFS

The crossroads led me to the edge of life,
a rugged path of love that caused despair.
In turmoil to escape my feelings rife
with anguish of a heart beyond repair.
By chance I wandered off the beaten track
to find a lookout with a view of might.
With past ways leading to a cul de sac
I stand above the beauty of the Bight.
A step to death, a stagger off the ledge,
on shaded stillness of the rocks below,
to end it all, against a future pledge,
befall the fate of love’s lament in tow.
			
In flight and fall, behind is past remorse,
A cliff to climb and conquer life’s new course.

1st September, 2016
T.J Grén

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 8/31/2018 9:53:00 PM
Teppo, your sonnet sings with the sorrow of a broken heart. Your last line ends with hope. I loved it! : )
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Date: 9/5/2018 1:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, Connie. I enjoyed writing this very much as it based on a true event of my life and thus comes from my heart. T.J
Date: 6/5/2017 6:18:00 PM
T.J. those pictures are breath taking beautiful. This is a place I would like to visit one day. I have enjoyed your poem.
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Date: 3/18/2017 5:29:00 AM
A wonderful sonnet. A place that I haven't been to yet but i will definitely put it on my Wish List.
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Date: 3/18/2017 6:27:00 AM
I saw the Bunda Cliffs back in 1981 by chance after spending the night at Nullarbor Roadhouse on my way to Perth from Sydney. There are so many wonderful places to see in Oz. T.J
Date: 3/17/2017 6:55:00 PM
Sometimes just communing with nature and God is all we really need as depicted in your beautiful poem Teppo! Enjoyed~Che :)
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Date: 3/18/2017 3:28:00 AM
Thank you very much, Cheryl. T.J
Date: 3/10/2017 9:05:00 PM
Nice job on the iambic, Teppo!! Love the info and pics,too!! What an awesome place to have lived. Well done. Deb
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Date: 3/11/2017 6:48:00 AM
Thank you very much for your lovely words and support, Deborah. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 3/6/2017 4:46:00 PM
Hey, I am noticing you have not posted anything new for us in a LONG time. Get busy, my friend. I am waiting to see more!
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Date: 3/6/2017 1:13:00 PM
Hello T.J -- This is a truly extraordinary sonnet both in verse and in the remarkable pictures you attached of the "Bunda Cliffs." Both complement the other. The verses of your sonnet are quite powerful and literally pull the reader into the very moment you're sharing with him or her. Outstanding!! A SEVEN/FAV!! Best Always, Gary (P.S. Your sonnets are always a treat to read!!)
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Date: 3/6/2017 1:27:00 PM
I truly value your kind words of encouragement, a seven/fav., Gary. T.J
Date: 3/4/2017 12:23:00 AM
Beautiful Teppo. Nothing like communing with Nature in the raw to renew one's lust for life. There is something cleansing about it. Great job and love the pics. A big 7 from me. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/6/2017 12:25:00 PM
Thank you very much for your visit and comments, Judy. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 3/1/2017 8:10:00 AM
Love it! You virtually fall off the cliff, only to climb and conquer life's new course!!
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Date: 3/1/2017 11:15:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Kim. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 2/27/2017 5:10:00 PM
Can't recall if I gave you feedback on this one before. To me, as I reread it just now, the iambic feels very good!!
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Date: 1/18/2017 2:37:00 PM
Awesome poem and dialogue. Wow, I had never heard of the Bunda Cliffs! Awesome T.J. Gren, thanks! Mike Reed
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Date: 12/29/2016 7:26:00 AM
Missing you, Teppo:) hope you are fine:) have a blessed New Year ahead:)
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Date: 12/29/2016 7:36:00 AM
Thank you very much for your comment, Jo. I'm very well, but unfortunately still too busy with work and family to concentrate on poetry. I wish you all the best for the New year 2017. I will be active with PS again one day. T.J
Date: 11/8/2016 5:02:00 AM
Hi Teppo: Always great to read a friend's work, especially a beautiful flowing piece like this. You have captured the arid beauty of my homeland, as few, rarely do. A Fav and. 7. Hug, SuZ
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Date: 10/24/2016 4:16:00 PM
I Love it! I think the meter is really good! It's a very deep write, Teppo. Sometimes we are all pushed to the edge by something or another. I haven't seen you posting of late. Hope all is well. Blessings.
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Date: 10/23/2016 2:54:00 PM
- Miss you, Teppo - Hope all is well - Best wishes for a lovely new week :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:29:00 AM
Thank you so much, Anne-Lise. I've missed you too. Hugs. T.J
Date: 10/23/2016 1:44:00 PM
What a very good poem, you have the gift of writing well written x excellent x
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:28:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Wendy. Always a pleasure to have you visit my poetry. T.J
Date: 10/23/2016 12:56:00 PM
This is great my friend, really I acknowledge you for this form, for I have once given it a try and I eventually deformed it and since then I have not re-given it a try. Brilliant write........A.M.
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:27:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Afolabi. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 10/23/2016 11:13:00 AM
back to read this marvelous peace, I love the photos :) glad to see you back...
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, Eve. I'm back but no time to be as active with PS as I was. T.J
Date: 10/23/2016 8:57:00 AM
From the depths to new heights ...Excellent write TJ...
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:24:00 AM
All the way to the top. Thank you very much for your kind comments, Joseph. T.J
Date: 10/23/2016 8:24:00 AM
I enjoyed visiting your cliffs again.
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:22:00 AM
Thank you very much, Richard. It's a nice place to visit. T.J
Date: 10/22/2016 9:46:00 AM
Enjoyed, and thanks for the viLove, Dave.
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:21:00 AM
Thank you very much, Daver. T.J
Date: 10/21/2016 5:46:00 PM
I like the ending line especially..A vacation to start upon a new course...It has good flow and rhyme within the lines..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:20:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sara. Always a pleasure. T.J
Date: 10/21/2016 11:31:00 AM
deep images flow, teppo.. enjoyed this!..huggs
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Date: 10/24/2016 12:20:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind visit, Nette. Hugs. T.J
Date: 10/21/2016 5:52:00 AM
Master of Sonnets. Your verses have much imagery and beauty.All express much ” Joy of life: once a given thought of bliss/a wistful promise of a magic kiss.” Best regards.
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Date: 10/21/2016 9:28:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments and for reading my sonnets, Ovidiu. T.J
Date: 10/13/2016 8:59:00 AM
A great pleasure for me to find this jewel my friend. You never fail to deliver excellence in verse and especially so in your magnificent sonnets! A7 and added to my fav list..
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