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Africa Myths and Legend Nigeria

The Diaries of A Village Boy: Leopard Spirit 7

Papa said I had to be hail and hearty to attend the following Tales by Moonlight night. He also promised I could play and hunt with other children if I got well fast. So I took my medication seriously. The moonlight night tales came once a fortnight; sometimes, they may be delayed, especially during the […]

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Africa Poetry

Muse: The Millipede’s Award

Now, do you know why the animals returned late from the insect award night? The muse below gives us a hint. Once it happened far awayIn the old insect kingdomMany dignitaries appearedHues of diverse fur & feathersAnd what a colourful galore it was! So it was a ceremony to last a dayBut took a couple […]

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Africa

Africa Day 2022

Every time the sun goes downReminds me of the love I’ve foundAt sunset, sunsetSunset, African sunsetI hear you calling me, so far awaySunset, my African sunsetI feel you reaching outAcross the water — Tommy Page I’m delighted to be part of this year’s Africa Day celebration! Africa is indeed a beautiful and diverse continent that has […]

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Foreign Poems Poetry

Silver by Walter De La Mare

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Africa love

Love

There’s a lot of bitterness in the world, we need to spread some love You are like the beautiful golden sunriseYour smiles are like the petals of a flowerWhen you smile I’m lost in lettersI’m happy in your hallowed happiness

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Africa

Quote About Africa: Drums

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart — Mary Bethune

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Africa art inspiration Inspiration/Motivation

Light in The Dark

Amid dark skies and night,Through silence and mistsDear Providence grantsEven light in the twilight

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Africa Muse nature poems Poetry reflection

Reflection: New Beginning and Golden Sunrise

New Beginning Dear Friends, Today, 365 days ago, I decided to start writing at least one blog post every day for a year! Through tough tides and smooth sails, I came out successful! I’ll like to thank everyone who stayed with me during this journey. The likes, comments and shares gave me the strength to […]

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Africa Nature Pastoral

The Lions Sleeps Tonight

Indeed, whenever I see images of sleeping lions, Mariam Makeba’s song starts playing in my mind. But don’t let those cute and innocent looking sleeping cats fool you! They would be awake at the slightest noise. Now hush! It’s a good night for me and the lions! 😴🦁

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Africa nature poems Poetry

Rise & Shine

I watch the gold dawnPrompting the sky stain,Impressive and grandSudden breezes andOptimistic birds sing This morning broughtThe smell of life aboutDamp clay and mistsMany views of horizonsEmbedded in gold clouds Birds fly off in echelonCalling to the flying rankSpreading strong wingsI stretch my arms againIt’s time to rise & shine

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Africa Poetry

The Rainmaker’s Poem

Do you want to hear the rain howl in the wind?Then you must come to AfricaHere the rainfall is a sport to childrenAnd a time to count numerous blessingsBut if you doubt this, I will make it pour! Come rainfall! Come, dear friend!Send this town scuttling for safety,Let the first rain, fill pots with murky […]

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Africa nature poems night poems Poetry

Shepherd lore: Sunset

I wonder why she hides behind the hills and cloudsShying away from the approaching breezy eveningOn clouds where birds fly in echelon, calling a farewell as they wentOn casted tree shadows hanging on the springs like rags on the railBored frogs may resume their croaky ballads;Hundreds of bass voices singing, in harmonyThe coloured clouds melt […]

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Africa Poetry

Stars

When I wait under the old mango treeI count the glittering stars far awayAnd laying on soft sandy soilI get a better glimpse of the dark skiesThe wind is my guest,She rents her cold self to me,She whispers tunes of natureAnd drag tree leaves to fan me,It’s an evening of quietness and cold,Moments of thought […]

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Africa quotes

Quote About Africa: State of Mind

When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving state of mind. Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence — Francesca Marciano

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Africa Poetry

Love Poem: Tryst

I invite you to a two-people drama; not Romeo’s, not Juliet’sJust you and I, under the full grey moonshineStand aside, watch me do this new dance I learnedCome closer, look into my eyes, and let me smell the rosesCome let me tell you of my love and how loving set me free Nothing excites me […]

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Africa Poetry

Peace

I love the peace each morning brings:Wake to a reassuring and mild breezeReminds of the perfect gold sun risingBehind those exotic and ancient trees It’s not intentional to meEach time I’m awestruck!With this beauty all around,The smell of life is abundant! So scenery & landscapeOf cheerful flying birds,Of ducks & deer walkingWelcome the lovely day

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Africa images Zimbabwe

Pic: Zimbabwean Wilderness

From Jaspher Mecha

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Africa art Hangout

Hangout with Chidiebere Okoroji from Nigeria

Today’s hangout will be with a former classmate who I share a passion for writing with. He loves writing about politics and justice. Please welcome Chidiebere Okoroji from Imo State, Nigeria. If you follow my blog you might have seen his poems. So in this post, I’ll ask him some questions about his private life […]

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happiness

Quote: Be Happy

You deserve to be happy, so be happy! 🙂

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Africa night poems Poetry

May

Oh, May, lovely May! The month I fell (for you) Like old tree leaves Swerving in the wind Carefree and happy To meet the dirt below I dreamed a lot Our memories worth Under the grim shadows Of this quiet mango tree And the glad glare Of the moonlight You remind me of May

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Poetry

The Messenger

The wind grows soft and dryIt carries messages quickly forgottenWith its speed, it may be lostPines whistle, and men, stay to listen

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Africa love poems

Orbits of Love

Your eyes are like orbits of loveWhere stars shine in the reverie I let you know thisYou – a creator of happiness,And every time you smileMy heart sings a tune of bliss

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Africa Rwanda Series

Video: Beautiful Rwanda

Beautiful African motherland! Visit Africa and see how it will change you forever!!

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Africa education

Quote on Education

Education is the foundation for human capital and management

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Africa Poetry

My Brook – Oko’pia (VO by Aneta Felix)

I’m excited to introduce an excellent journalist, poet, creative writer and voice over artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. This poem was voiced by her. Please enjoy this soothing weekend presentation from Aneta Felix! From home in quiet hamlets, I hear your surgeTelling stories when you pass through the roaring current,Through white clouds painted by sound […]

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Africa lullaby Nature nature poems

The Night is Pregnant

Now it’s raining again! The clouds quietly gather For Night is heavy with child And ready to yield pots of water! Lightning draw caricatures Across the blackened skies Frightening all who are awake These expectant clouds Or mischievous lightning Knew to keep heavy sleepers awake

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love animals

Pic: African Wild Dog

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Africa love poems night poems Poetry

Love Poem: Vocal Night

A host of shrieking cricketsA plethora of frogs abundantAnd birds of vocal strengthPerform a chorus tonight,Wistful, thaw rhythms softSaved for a dull nightFor two gentle heartsIn natural silence rest I listen to your heartbeatOn my embrace, this night

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Africa writing

The Diary of A Village Boy: Leopard Spirit 6

When I reached home that evening, it seemed like the whole world was upside down. I felt my head swell with hurt from the bee stings and sharp roots embedded in my feet. By the side of my bamboo bed, Nene and her dog sat, staring at me. She held my hand and squeezed softly. […]

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Africa Nature

Lion and Safari Park

African big cats are unbelievable, I could watch this video from ‘The Lion and Safari Park’ all day! Lions are my favourite big cats. When you hear this in person it awakens a type of primal fear in you that really can’t be put into words. Come let’s roar together! 🦁

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Africa culture/tradition Igbo culture

Tradition: Ofo na Ogu

There are natural laws upon which the universe is governed. One of them is the Law of reaping what you sow. Another is the Law of Innocence. You can not do anything to an innocent person. No matter how hard you try. These laws are governed by universal principles to the degree that both good […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love

Pic: Victoria Falls

The sound is intriguing

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Africa hope love

Muse: If I Love

If I do love youI would make a hut at the gatesDrum and call upon your nameI would write very long poemsSing in the dead of the nightSo it sounds among the ancient hillsWith Echo, the talkative spirit of Air Start a stunning WordPress blog here.

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Africa nature poems

Night Rain

Hear the rain howl in the wind Outside, this blessed frigid night Rainfall is our sport for children A moment to count many blessings, And all doubts to wash off the pour!

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Africa love poems nature poems night poems Poetry

Love

Love is a song written On care & truth panes

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Africa Muse Poetry

Memories

Breezes bring memories; mild rosy fragrance, They played and sang of the Nightingale, We wait to tryst, yearning for a lovely sunset

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Africa quotes thoughts

Quote on Resilience

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

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Africa family Nature

Pic: Ostriches

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Africa Poetry

Love Poem: Best Sunset

We wonder what it meant To follow orange twilights As it glides down the horizon Leaving all for the evening But the silhouette of love The best we keep for ourselves Staring into your pretty eyes Is my favourite sunset moment

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Africa love love poems

Love Poem: Memory

For love’s memoryI cherish this dose,This care, your beauty,Every time the sun roseI remember this feeling

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