Bread said

if a picture paints a 1000 words…………………

My personal piece of the planet is grey, overcast and wet today (the wet is good except if you’re the resident red-wing starling who is seemingly having an appallingly bad day given the amount of ear-piercing screeching that is going on outside my office window) – I can’t finish the project that I’m busy with because the person with whom that I need to check information is away from her office today. It’s officially time to grump so instead some photographs from 2011 that are overflowing with good memories 🙂

     

“All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget.  In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings.  Paintings record what the painter remembers.  Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. ” ~John Berger

An ode to the Zambezi (Zambia the final chapter)

I have a faint suspicion an ode should rhyme somewhere along the line but then again poetry is not my forte’ so perhaps I should rephrase …. “A tribute to the Zambezi”?

Anyway, moving along – my 5 cents (while its still in circulation) worth …

“Your grey green depths carry a history of the ages

From Living stone to Kaunda you have watched over the land,

Giving life, taking life, carrying the people on their journey

The beasts of the earth remain, ever present, part of your bounteous harvest

Shiny black river horses grunt their defiance to the heavens

The silent crocodiles patrol your liquidness, sweeping through the darkness

Your power is fleeting, reliant on the waters from the northern hills

Yet your voice is mighty, crashing with splendid abandon over “Mosi-oa-Tunya”

Craggy face shrouded in mist you are the heart of Zambia”