Okavango Day in Verse

Buck race across Linyanti
Sunrise in African is a time when the denizens of the wilderness take stock and visitors to Africa head out in search of the Big Game that makes an African safari legendary. The African sunrise is one of the most spectacular moments anywhere on earth. It is a time when sunlight paints perfect scenes and wildlife flitters in and out of each moment. It is a time to savour.

Sounds of an ancient song

7.05 am: light streams through the trees
reflecting dust
of an African moment
playing the tune
echoing on the water
7.15 am: a light breeze
teases the water
to dance to the tune
of the sunrise
7.45 am: the sun lifts higher
pulling the shadows
Sunrise in African is a time when the denizens of the wilderness take stock and visitors to Africa head out in search of the Big Game that makes an African safari legendary.
The African sunrise is one of the most spectacular moments anywhere on earth. It is a time when sunlight paints perfect scenes and wildlife flitters in and out of each moment. It is a time to savour.
8.20 am: the dramas of the night have settled
vultures a hint of what has been
buffalo, warthog and lechwe play their roles
while birds have settled into routine

The wind of the morning
8.50 am: the cool breeze has strengthened
staining the sky with the dust harvest
9.25 am: the wind
vigorous in its intent
blows through the palms
chilling the sun

a buffalo wallows
feeding
astrided by an egret
and oxpeckers
busy
a fish eagle sails past
plovers add a tinkling
prancing on the waters edge
egyptian geese hiss at anything

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