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Safari of Desire ~ poem

Story ID:1823
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2007
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Safari of Desire

South African hyenas scavenge, a
signature
they too are part of
the precious Savannas

lions meditate in pride, crocodile
snouts protrude, guarding
watery temples
and the Marula tree guides
spirits of ones ancestors.

Whipping Whettle leaves,
Mopane trees, scrubby
bush, gorges, sliding hillsides
on this Nyalaland Trail of
abundance a menu

where thatched-roof huts
abound in circles,
leafy trees
understanding a village need
for privacy, especially

from the terrors at night.

Yet, in the darkness of memory
a basket of sharing bathes
our blessing, the
tease of your scent
as I gather in a night of loving.

© Richard L. Provencher

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Richard’s first Poetry Chapbook “In the Light of Day” is available from Mercutio Press: www.mercutiopress.com. He believes writing is a global adventure, a journey without borders. As a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, you can visit his web page at: www.writers.ns.ca He is happy being part of life, to sing and dance, thankful in his faith and to WRITE. Richard wishes God’s blessings on everyone!