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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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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
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Date: 6/8/2011 11:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Anything Homemade"contest Joseph. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/7/2011 7:48:00 PM
IT just HAD to be a winner! Congrats, Joseph!
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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
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Date: 6/6/2011 12:37:00 PM
Very creative work..Enjoyed reading this one..Congrats on your win..Sara
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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..
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Date: 6/6/2011 8:48:00 AM
Congratulations on this win in the contest of nette, Joseph
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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.
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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. :))
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