Ginger William of Orange (i)


Dedicated to CALVIN (Co-owner of Kingfisher2) with deep admiration.

 Ginger William of Orange, aka Ginger, or Fizzy Willy, or Fizzy

This will serve as introduction
To forthcoming reproduction
Of a series blogged before
On a site I post no more.

Here’s a tale of how a cat
Joined an expedition that
Once in lifetime chanced to be:
Days when one could wander free
Through the wonders of this land;
Few, alas, now understand
Times like that, which were so dear,
When one travelled without fear,
Stopping when the impulse took,
Never any fearful look
At what dangers there might be
From some crazed humanity.

Out our family of four
Set, and then there came one more,
In an unexpected way,
On a memorable day.

South West Africa the scene
Where no cat had ever been:
First, Fish River Canyon’s slopes
Sharing in our New Year hopes
Through the Namib – quite a gamble! –
Luderitz, and coastal ramble.

On to wonders he has been
Which no longer can be seen,
Even through to Windhoek, where
We were given quite a scare
Till, to Orange River banks
We returned him, with deep thanks;
Ginger Will of Orange, he –
Water’s where he’d want to be.

© Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress) (Letterdash 2007)

Advertisements

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
This entry was posted in Cats, Personal Journal, Travel, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to Ginger William of Orange (i)

  1. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (x – Finale) | Colonialist's Blog

  2. Pingback: Ginger WIlliam of Orange (ix) | Colonialist's Blog

  3. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (viii) | Colonialist's Blog

  4. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (vii) | Colonialist's Blog

  5. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (vi) | Colonialist's Blog

  6. Pingback: Ginger WIlliam of Orange (v) | Colonialist's Blog

  7. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (iv) | Colonialist's Blog

  8. Pingback: Ginger William of Orange (iii) | Colonialist's Blog

  9. 68ghia says:

    Looking forward to reading about the intrepid explorers Col 😉

    Like

  10. Tokeloshe says:

    I remember Calvin and Kingfisher2 😉
    I am looking forward to this tale.

    Like

  11. bluebee says:

    Sounds as if he’s been around.

    Like

  12. Something to look forward to!

    Like

  13. Sonel says:

    Can’t wait to read it Col. 😀 *hugs*

    Like

  14. cobbies69 says:

    patiently staring at my screen and waiting… 😉

    Like

  15. bulldog says:

    This sounds like a good one to watch for…

    Like

  16. I am rally looking forward to this series Col!

    Like

  17. adinparadise says:

    This sounds like it’s going to be a purrfect series, Col. 🙂

    Like

  18. melouisef says:

    Ginger of orange – I like!

    Like

You have the right to remain silent - but please don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s