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South African Sonnet

A love poem to my motherland

By Anni UeckermannPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
South African Sonnet
Photo by ray rui on Unsplash

After a couple of glasses of Stormhoek

We talk, late at night, with the moon

We tell her of our game drive, the rhinos

and a close encounter with a baboon

on the beach of a dried up lagoon.

Arebati grins back a pearly smile.

We don’t want to go back to that isle,

The tame and unadventurous life style,

To cruise through safe, neat fields in our cars,

Not risky night-time game rides, while

The sky is freckled with southern stars.

With the goggos and shongalolos. Though soon

We will be leaving, for now we’ll speak to the moon.

nature poetry

About the Creator

Anni Ueckermann

Anni grew up in South Africa before moving to the UK 20 years ago. She is a trained Primary School teacher with a love of languages and animals.

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