Suzette Richards

Rookie - 30 Points (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

The Fairest Cape


The mild Cape Town winter weather
triggers blooming of the Heather.
The Erica shines their lanterns
amongst the Foxtail Ferns.
The white clouds overhead feather.

The Silver Trees create a foil
against which the flora toil.
The King Proteas are gearing up
to supply a feast for birds to sup.
The Cape Cobra in slumber coil.

The Aloes have many a use
and can withstand much abuse.
The fiery red Cape Honeysuckle
led the cultivated hedges to buckle.
Mountain fires lit by the obtuse.

Our proud heritage was in full bloom -
a rambling pathway the only room.
Scorched earth, naked and black;
sustenance of the soil now sadly lack.
The canon on Signal Hill boom.

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 28, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is approaching winter here in the Cape (South Africa) . Table Mountain (a World Heritage Site) is covered in beautiful flora. Fires are often the result of carelessness by people using the nature trails. It takes many years for the full splendor of the flora to come into its own again. It is an appeal for all to take care not to damage the environment when they are enjoying nature.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,392 Points Savita Tyagi (5/31/2014 10:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful Nature poem. Also a reminder of what we loose by being careless towards Nature. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 670 Points Leslie Philibert (5/31/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    Like this, did notice however the first stanza does not have the rhyme scheme of the other verses, lanterns and
    fern, but all in all a good write (Report) Reply

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