Friday, January 13, 2017

Poem evoked by South Africa

A good friend of mine travelled last fall to South Africa on what proved to be a magical trip for her. She wrote this poem and shared it with me. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you.

Nancilee Baker

As dawn awakens from undivided darkness

Look at Kariega’s cliffs like suspended prayers

Contemplate the emerald green
The quiet cilantro outcroppings

The still shades of tangerine
And canary in the wildflowers

Look at the prickly pear cactus
An invasive question mark to winding wonders

Listen to the termite tunnels
Sing silently the veld lullaby

Remember the fragrance of rain
After a thunderstorm

The earth echoes in the ebony night sky
Stars reveal the way a heart holds dreams

Distances dance deliriously
To give rise to a collision of sacred breath

Surrounded by this holy ground
Mystic sweet communion is delivered

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