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The Road Less Travelled

The Dell - Kirstenbosch

The Dell – Kirstenbosch


 Careful on the stepping stones

Amidst the burbling stream,

Surrounded by tall shading trees

Just let your spirit dream.


While nature takes you back in time

With birdsong in the breeze,

And cares are carried far away,

Like whispers in the leaves.


Watch light-play on the ripples till

They mesmerise your mind

And as each sparkle dissipates

You feel yourself unwind.


Let water trickle through your hand

And take with it all thought,

Breathe deep from nature’s bounty and

Find solace that you sought.


Even on the hottest of days, the Dell at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, is always cool, quiet and still, providing a welcome respite from the heat, noise and bustle of civilisation.

post script: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost –

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both . . .

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.