Dar es salaam where I live means heaven of peace
But to me she has proved as well to be a haven of peace.
A peaceful place for any peace-loving person or race.
Atleast selfishly from here seem faraway all warring feuds all bloody massacres.
For here we simply catch sea and fresh water fishes
instead of getting caught up in goddamned skirmishes.
Oh and I live in a land of seven wonders and I stay in a mansion of seven windows
Each of them overlooking a different view
Guys, seven wonders to be exact
but be ready here for both fiction and fact
For I present to you these seven wonders of this land
as if I could view 'em' all from where I stand.
Ah and though I've settled down trying to be content with Tanzania.
A major part of me will always belong to my beloved India.
Well, well my first window has a view of Mount Kilimanjaro
the highest mountain in all of Africa
Rightfully named, the Roof of Africa.
The 2nd window overlooks
and fishermen with nets and hooks
in the 2nd deepest and longest lake in the whole wide world.
And from my third window can be seen
the famed, fabled and very pretty
Natural park known as Serengeti
Nature's celebrated celebrity.!
The 4rth window affords a view of the wide Ngorongoro Crater
Just as rich in wildlife
Throw some fish to the 'gator
even if it's such a ruthless predator.
The 5th one it overlooks
The great game reserve Mikumi by name
no less in fame
for a choicest variety of game.
As for the 6th window, from there you can see
Lake Victoria too
and I play peek-a-boo
with a marvelous maribou
and cheerily say 'karibu'
from the largest lake in all Africa.
The seventh, the last window gives me a view
of the dry lush gold-green sea of Savannah
Teeming with favorite flora and fauna
Here a rhino, there a hyena
and hee hee 'hear' that mynah
So now it's up to you to plan a trip, a Safari
to this land of precious Tanzanite, the land of the Maasai
.Aha, mind you only the mansion overlooking all that is fictional
and every other detail is soo real and factual.
I love this poem and all the wonderful views it gives us. Your words really trigger the imagination with their beauty. I wish all the world was as lovely and peaceful as the wonderful views you describe, better then the seven wonders of the modern world.
My warmest thanx darl.
It says a lot, this poem, and the pictures are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing, S. Zaynub!
Beautiful depiction of Tanzania's ecosystem. I hope to visit someday and know more about Serengeti. Thanks for sharing.
Would that al of the wonderful continent of Africa was so peaceful.A grand poem of love and praise of Tanzania.
Lovely poem. Exploring Tanzania through your eyes! What a beauty this country holds. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wonderful detailing of Tanzania what is really very exciting with all those varieties in that land.Thanks for sharing
I felt as if I was looking out of the windows! Well written! I especially love the first part of the poem because it set me up with this 'mystery' of the 7 windows and I love it. Thanks for sharing. P.s. Sorry for the late reply.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Fantastic write. I love your evocative poems.
Warm thanx pal. Take care.