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 Post subject: Re: Creative expressions of pictures and prose
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:45 am 
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You

You, who think you are king
You, who think you are better than the rest
You, who think it's okay to step on those under you
You, who use and miss use people and think it's right and your right
You, who only think of yourself
You, who doesn't do unto others like you want to be done to you
You, who sleep without worries of what has been done today
You, who say without thinking
You have broken a soul today...............

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 Post subject: Re: Creative expressions of pictures and prose
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I have a pair of Cape Robin-chats nesting in a flower-pot on my verandah. They are raising two babies;

Mr and Mrs C Working for Life

Sharp:
of eye; of beak; of stiff, pointy feathers which are
Bright:
Of tail; of eye; of tiny active brain working
Fast:
A hop; a stab; a worm-wriggling flight to start the
Nurturing
Of huge gapes begging for more; more; more; more.


The C family


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Adult on nest


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Nestlings


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Mealworm treat


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 Post subject: World rhino day 2012 poem
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Hi everybody.

This is my first time on the forum. :D

This cominig Saturday will be the annual World Rhino day.

Me and my sister wrote this poem about Rhino poaching because it lies very close to our hearts. Unfortunately it is only available in Afrikaans. If there is somebody that would like to translate it for us we will be thankful

Kind regards
Jeannette


Bloedmaan

Onder skemering van volle maan
word in grasveld ‘n weg van bloed gebaan.
Nog ‘n aanslag op Afrika erfenis
verdwyn met statistieke in duisternis.

Nog ‘n geweerskoot wat in verte weerklink,
nog ’n reus op eie bodem bloedig vermink.
Byl, mes en assegaai
ingespan om af te maai.

Renosters in lang gras, wit en swart
salig onbewus van skuilende smart.
Stropers met gebare van oorlogsgeweld
verander rustig oase in bloedslagveld.

Hou rustig aan met jou sluimerslaap,
ignoreer die probleem jou onwetende swaap.
Hoeveel meer bloedoffers moet daar wees
vir horings wat sogenaamd siektes genees?

Gryp die dag aan na die bloedige maan.
Beklink ons renosters se voortbestaan.
Die kinders van ons kinders verdien ‘n erfenis
van sagmoedige reuse in ons wildernis.

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 Post subject: Re: World rhino day 2012
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Elsa wrote:
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Not sure I would do it justice if I had to try and translate it. :?


I'm also trying to translate it, but as you said its just beautiful in Afrikaans and the English translation does not rime and do it justice. Some words is not so familiar in English, but for those folks who don't understand a word, here goes.....

jeannette havenga wrote:


Bloedmaan

Onder skemering van volle maan
word in grasveld ‘n weg van bloed gebaan.
Nog ‘n aanslag op Afrika erfenis
verdwyn met statistieke in duisternis.

Nog ‘n geweerskoot wat in verte weerklink,
nog ’n reus op eie bodem bloedig vermink.
Byl, mes en assegaai
ingespan om af te maai.

Renosters in lang gras, wit en swart
salig onbewus van skuilende smart.
Stropers met gebare van oorlogsgeweld
verander rustig oase in bloedslagveld.

Hou rustig aan met jou sluimerslaap,
ignoreer die probleem jou onwetende swaap.
Hoeveel meer bloedoffers moet daar wees
vir horings wat sogenaamd siektes genees?

Gryp die dag aan na die bloedige maan.
Beklink ons renosters se voortbestaan.
Die kinders van ons kinders verdien ‘n erfenis
van sagmoedige reuse in ons wildernis.


Blood moon

Under the twilight of the full moon
Theres a pathway of blood through the grassland.
Another attack on our African heritage
disappears with statistic in the darkness

The sound of another gunshot in the distance
Another giant on home soil brutally mutilated.
Ax, knife and spear
Harnessed to reap off.

Rhinos in tall grass, white and black
Unaware of the sheltering sorrow.
Poachers with gestures of war violence
Change a quiet oasis in a blood battlefield.

Keep calm with your slumber sleep
Ignore the problem you ignorant fool.
How much more blood sacrifices must there be
For horns that supposedly cure diseases?

Seize the day after the bloody moon.
Clinched to our rhino's survival.
The children of our children deserves a legacy
From our gentle giants of the wilderness.


Last edited by roaneric on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:09 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Dear all

Unfortunately the moderators have needed to remove certain posts in this topic that do not comply with the forum rules; namely Rule # 4.

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4. The Forums' language is English. If you post something in any other language, please provide a complete translation of your message within the post.


The moderators wish to encourage all these wonderful creative juices to continue to flow and so ask that those who have posted prose and creative writings in languages other than English and not provided a translation, contact one of the moderators and provide a translation so these works can be returned to the forums in the very near future.

As soon as the translations are received, the works will be returned to the forums. In the meantime, they are being kept safely on file.

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 Post subject: Re: Creative expressions of pictures and prose
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SONNET FOR AIMEE

And as the purling streamlet weaves its way,
Convivial with gurgling, swirling joy,
Meandering exuberance at play
Cascades, insteeps my heart – though somehow coy,
Until my soul commingles with her eyes:
Rich chocolate owlet-orbs that deep intrigue;
Whereafter my felicity a guise
Adopts, that thrusts it to a hallowed league.
For, Aimee, merchant of mesmeric charm,
Of merry mirth and effervescent zest,
Yet lake-like tranquil, dulcet, salving, calm,
Enraptured nonpareil, sublimely blessed:
No daughter could of higher treasure be,
No father could a finer child foresee!


A poem which I wrote for my incomparable daughter who has blessed me in innumerable ways.

(Copyrighted to the author known by the pseudonym of onewithnature on the SANParks forums. No reproduction without permission.)

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 Post subject: Re: Creative expressions of pictures and prose
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OWN - that is so beautiful. :thumbs_up: :D

and thanks for reviving this great thread. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Creative expressions of pictures and prose
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Location: dreaming of the bush
Slowly the winter cold seeps away
Small blossoms bring the hope of spring
joyful birds serenade the day
the soft calls of the burchell's coucal
makes us look forward to the first rainfall

In the dark velvet nights
stars shine so bright
with the cheerful night song
harmonizing plovers and thick-knees
and far off in the distance we hear so clear
the small nightjar gracefully calling
"Good Lord, deliver us".

Spring melt into summer
more resonantly declared
by Woodland Kingfishers with pretty turquoise flare.
The sweltering hot days cooled down
by scarily impressive thunderstorms

The soft pastel sunrise of a new day
announced by cheerful chattering guinea fowl

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