Category Archives: Africa

Upwardly Mobile Wordle


Summit The stone may sigh directions; listen and follow, Reach with one nail to scrape past turn; Taste success past  a barrier beaten hollow; On trunk feel breeze; now for next climb yearn. © April 2017 Colonialist

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Really Awfully Clean Vegetables


The Day Twenty-Two GloPoWriMo  prompt: ‘In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic …  Your Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something …’ For going green … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Naughty-call


  In yachting terms, to go about Is not to wander round, And forward leap is in some doubt When saying, ‘Outward bound!’  A sheet is not a cloth for beds, But rope for setting sail; And when to port … Continue reading

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Pristinity


(The GloPoWriMo prompt for the 18th is to include neologisms —   invented or conjoined words.  So I have launched into something outrageously humorous, right? Wrong. For some reason this made me want to have a stab, for once, at true descriptive poetry.) Where … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Featherbrained.


  For conversation that is wise There’s nothing that’s still finer Than, you will note with some surprise, The talkative Hill Myna.   They out-talk crows, and parrots too, And make a lot more sense than The politicians ever do … Continue reading

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Simply Brilliant Chicago in Durban


We took our overseas visitors to the Durban production of ‘Chicago’ to round off Easter Sunday, and introduced them to the co-directors of KickstArt.  After reading the Sunday Times review of it, I won’t even attempt to write one of … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Everybunny!


(I owe the ‘Everybunny’ version to the active imagination of 8-year-old granddaughter R.) Today we went into training for an Easter-Egg-Eating marathon.  This is what we did it with, on a trip from Kloof up the hill from Durban to … Continue reading

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