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Zulu Muse And Her Woven Basket

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Zulu Muse And Her Woven Basket

Under a thatch of welded grasses
Beneath the sentry trees and singing birds
A seven decade muse sits on a naked earth
Drunk by the tunes of choir birds
Creativity invades her weary veins
As she strokes the grassy strips
Expertise emits from her ridged visage
Her keen eyes chant the incantation of creativity
While busy fingers turn imagination into reality
Crosswise strips respect their given orders
As they conjugate the lengthwise ones
The perfect union of strips delivers a woven basket
She smiled and picks another
    

 Note: Zulu is a tribe in South Africa.
Their women are very skilled in weaving basket
Written by: Joseph Osita
For Nette's contest:” Anything handmade

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:25:00 PM
    Nice to take a brief vacation to another culture, thanks! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Anything Homemade"contest Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 7:48:00 PM
    IT just HAD to be a winner! Congrats, Joseph!

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 9:38:00 AM
    What an original piece of poetry. I like it, congratulations. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 1:21:00 PM
    Loved this beautifully worded piece from you Joseph.Basket weaving used to be done in my native place during my grandpa's time,they used bamboo strips for this.sad it's a disappearing skill now.Congrats on your win in nette's contest with this very creative description of this art..best wishes, gautami

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 12:37:00 PM
    Very creative work..Enjoyed reading this one..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:49:00 AM
    Congrats Joseph on your exciting win in Nette's contest with this superb entry in poetry so creative luv..

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on this win in the contest of nette, Joseph

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 11:37:00 PM
    this is one of the very best for that contest and I bet Nette will like it a lot. Good luck. I really enjoyed your talented writing here.

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 8:55:00 PM
    Gee, I'm bowled over by this piece with its vivid images. Those women are indeed very skilled. Unfortunately basket-weaving is a dying art. This is good contest material. The very best of luck to you, Joseph. :))