Africa

Africa

A Poem by Jvonne

Africa
I hear your song,
I feel your beat,
Ngiyakuthanda Africa
And you take me home…

Your wide open spaces,
Tseno metala legodimo,
Your rivers run strong
Your mountains stand proud.

Africa
I hear your song
I feel your beat
Ngiyakuthanda Africa
And you take me home…

The sun shines brightly on your copper field,
Your endless horizons set me free…
Your winds guide me to where the rain falls down
On the earth where you grow wild and unruly

Africa
I hear your song
I feel your beat
Ngiyakuthanda Africa
And you take me home…

In jou het ek n tuiste... Africa

© 2012 Jvonne


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Stunning... What a beautiful music that rises from your words... Africa... how she has called to people for centuries... her wonders and glory... we see these enchantments through your eyes, and know why they have journeyed to taste her wildness... Your mingling of English, Zulu, and Afrikaans breathes out a depth of her history... Ngiyabonga...

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This is great. Almost like a native am prayer, or church hymn.
I love mixing in African words too. It makes it feel more authentic, more real, rooted.

I have a friend from SA, and he travels back there every year, esp the safari (no, not a hunter).

Loves it.

This is a nice tribute.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jvonne

12 Months Ago

Thank you Alessander
Alessander

12 Months Ago

NP. Not that it matters, but maybe the translation in your notes?

Thought some myste.. read more
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Simply beautiful. An Africa I rarely saw, but when I did... the memories are still vivid. A truly beautiful example of how a site such as this produces not just poetry or prose, but occassionaly true literature.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jvonne

7 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind review.
what a great write about the mother country.. her beat does still reverberate in the souls of humanity and always will

lovely
:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I love this, Jvonne:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


This poem is a wonderful tribute for the entire continent. It is filled with rich descriptions and it has a very organic feel which commands a deep degree of reverence for everything you speak of. I really liked how you incorporated words from another language into this poem. That really shows that you are connected to the subject matter you write about and takes the tribute to another level.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This has a lyrical feel to it.....although i didn't get the african parts...i could really feel the love for your country....YAYYY AFRICA!!!!:):).

Posted 8 Years Ago


Coming from a land where the national pride is a facebook app, I must say this made me wish for a pride for a land I could call my own. The cradle of life of the dark Continent is beautifully written, thought, felt and exposed in your words. Something that has a far better effect for the world to see than U2 selling a song,


BEAUTIFUL


Posted 8 Years Ago


I love it. It makes want to be there right in the mother land. Good stuff ms lady keep it up.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Stunning... What a beautiful music that rises from your words... Africa... how she has called to people for centuries... her wonders and glory... we see these enchantments through your eyes, and know why they have journeyed to taste her wildness... Your mingling of English, Zulu, and Afrikaans breathes out a depth of her history... Ngiyabonga...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is amazing poem! I specially like the 4th stanza.. i really enjoyed.. well done! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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