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Whispers of an African River - Mana Pools National Park

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Whispers of an African River - Mana Pools National Park

Ripples of blue and silver dance
impala males jump and prance
In a land where imagination roams to and fro
and the waters of old eb and flows

Dust holds memories from near and far
The sky, escarpment, and water beat out a rhythm of 
The dreams of many, the thoughts of a few,

ZAMBEZI, O MIGHT OF THE SOUTHERN HINTER LANDS OF AFRICA
GIVING AND TAKING. YOUR PRIDE IN LIFE IS LIVED
YOUR COURSE DIRECTED BY THE THINGER OF THE MASTER DESIGNER
FORCE AND STRENGTH  BOW BEFORE HIS MIGHTY HAND

Deep is the current and long is the stride of Him who taught you as a child O ZAMBEZI,
where your banks and streams will go. 
Were you there at the beginning?
To see His plan, hear His words, savor His counsel.
Take heed to give life as He has given you so much life.

The sound of life echoes long and hard through this valley below the falls and the open sea.
Elephants, hippos, and lions create and compose an elegant cacophony.
Animals play on the banks,Birds dance on the wind. 

The escapement sits and watches. Ever still, but never stagnate
Mana Pools, place of meaning. Where water parted mountains a mellinia ago.
Escarpments looking north and south, watching, waiting, guarding.

Life here moves at leisure, no race. 
The life of hustle and bustle has no place.
In a way, even time and space seem pleasantly married together 

So whether you a travel from far or near, they meet you and greet you and treat you. 
Here on the flood plains.
Where a recollection of memories are locked away in the safe of sentimentally. 
To a feast of the soul, spirit, mind, and body. 
Where you can relax and let worry be forgotten. 

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Nice featured poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Good morning Tim, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 9:30:00 PM
    Enjoyed your memorable verse filled with all the exciting imagery and metaphors! Thanks for sharing and welcome to PS, Tim. Annalise

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:50:00 PM
    Tim, , stopping by 2 welcome U into the soup. First I will start by reading your epic verse about the African River silent voice. good image. Good verse if you ask me. Wishing you the best success with your poetry. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:23:00 PM
    Tim...good thinking at the end..... enjoyed stopping by tonight~Always~PD

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:47:00 PM
    Hi Tim great write of your homeland I wish england had such beauty, welcome to the soup and i hope to read more from you in the future, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:20:00 AM
    I`m from Zimbabwe and I love your poem which appreciates our natural wonders! Im sure you`ve seen the majestic Victoria Falls and hope you are enjoying the weather here and the absence of snow during the festive season! -Yvette Lisa

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 4:18:00 AM
    awesome share...thank you Tim.. may the beautiful scenery of your write decorate readers days...have a fabulous day <3 Sk

    Marks Avatar Tim Marks
    Date: 12/3/2012 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks... Hoping to post more stuff up. Mostly about the African Bush and Zimbabwe in particular