Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It's been heavy and overcast this morning with storms just to our north. And it's nice to see the sunshine now pouring down on us. But despite that, I surely wouldn't mind watching a Swazi sunset right about now or the moon rising over a homestead dappled valley.

Africa by Emily Dibb

When you’ve acquired a taste for dust,
The scent of our first rain,
You’re hooked for life on Africa
And you’ll not be right again
Till you can watch the setting moon
And hear the jackals bark
And know that they’re around you,
Waiting in the dark.

When you long to see the Elephants,
Or to hear the coucal’s song,
When the moonrise sets your blood on fire,
You’ve been away too long.
It’s time to cut the traces loose
And let you’re heart go free
Beyond that far horizon,
Where your spirit yearns to be.

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adrienne said...