Category Archives: Poetry

Radiant

Poinsettia Sunset

Radiant

A typical winter’s evening

Sun sinking to the horizon

Blasts out one last burst of light

Golden leaves irradiated as a backdrop

Highlight the reddest of red Poinsettia

Christmas Rose mid-winter bloom

Splendid splash of scarlet

In the coldest months

Alleviates the dull green hues

Of a Cape Town garden

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post script: To achieve the best effect on the photo, turn the brightness up on your device. 

 

The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

Rainfall

Rainfall in a drought-stricken land.

 

Haiku 44

Whispers in the night

Dying leaves now susurrate

Regeneration

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How I have missed the soothing sound of rain falling, especially in the middle of the night.

My trusty Canon captured Nature’s special effects: Raindrops frozen in spacetime.

In the background you can just make out the pink blobs that are new blooms on my camellia bush.

 

post script: I just love the word susurrate: meaning, of leaves or wind, making a whispering, rustling sound. Definitions and origins can be found here: susurratesusurration.

 

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

Haiku 43

Sunlight reflecting

Energy freely given

Honeysuckle gold

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While we might be short of water, and other things, here in the Western Cape, one thing we are not short of is – sunlight!

post script: Sunlight always makes me think of this beautiful song written by John Denver in 1971 and performed by Andy Williams; so let me share with you “Sunshine on my shoulders”.

 

Glorious Gold

Golden 1

 

Autumn in the Cape

In the blink of an eye

Leaves turn to gold

Though it is hotter than July (in Europe!)

Certainly not cold

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Golden 2

Autumn takes you by surprise

While most are evergreen

Grapevines alert your eyes

To the changing scene

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Golden 3

Sunlight filters through

Leaves kissed with gold

Ever reminding you

Of seasons tales untold

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Golden 4