Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I smell the fragrance of the falling rain


I smell the fragrance of the falling rain
hear how startled the wild horses snort,
see the dust-line of the wild wind savagely
blowing sand and leaves
and hear and there it turns lingering
when thunderbolt after thunderbolt blue-white crushes down

and I see swallows circling against the dark sky,
hear turtledoves singing praises to God
and in the veldt the joy is wide
over the rain that brings new life.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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