saadat tahir

Gold Star - 5,713 Points (21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Roja Roja … 2104-2k17 - Poem by saadat tahir

Across the vastness of grand rift.
With his roja roja, Jimmy the swift.

We listened to music on our way.
It feels like it was less than a day.

The time of our life in endless plains.
In emeralds scattered darker stains.

Dancing with glee we saw big five
Yelling, bellowing we felt so alive

Went through mush, slush of tracks
Yelled and swore with arching backs

Veered, swung, bumped our heads
Aching by evening we snored in beds

Wore their "shukkas" rivaled the cry
Jumped and yodeled with the Masai

Elephants, buffaloes careless grazed
Across the plains cheetahs blazed

Skirted big birds, toucans in pairs
Lay lazy Lions, lionesses in lairs

Peculiar calls of hyenas that laugh
Necking pairs of graceful giraffe

Fresh grasses swayed in rolling swells.
Restive zebras roamed with gazelles.

Humble wildebeest we mustn't forget.
On this lowly equid, you can always bet.

Huge lazy blobs like rust color rubber.
Hippos in Mara like so much blubber.

As a majestic leopard lazed on a tree.
Exhaling oohs, ahs we shot with glee.

I felt acutely, they are just like me, life!
Unawares caught up in this human strife.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

A touristy trip to east Africa... a great adventure

saadat tahir.
​21st May,2k17.

Comments about Roja Roja … 2104-2k17 by saadat tahir

  • Yasmin Khan (5/29/2018 1:51:00 AM)

    As usual your depiction of a scene is so gripping. I enjoyed it much. (Report)Reply

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  • Akram SaqibAkram Saqib (7/1/2017 1:39:00 PM)

    excellent poem and wonderful expression (Report)Reply

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  • Cigeng ZhangCigeng Zhang (6/29/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    Your travelling experience became the muse for your writing. We Felt So Alive - yes, it may, in a trip, in poetry. I followed you in this chapter of journey, feeling joy and alive for the exotic nature and wildlife. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (6/28/2017 8:15:00 AM)

    It must have been an exciting experience to have undertaken the South African jungle safari.... A thrilling start for the journey listening to the blaring music....! Viewing animals in their natural environs is a 'never forget' experience! You have succeeded in transferring the whole thrill of the expedition! A big 10 (Report)Reply

    Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir(6/29/2017 1:39:00 AM)

    Thanx dear valsa so kind...your encouragement makes me so happy.. :)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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