Africa…My Africa.

Words by unknown author.
Images by david batzofin photography
When you have acquired a taste for the dust,
and the scent of our first rain,

You’re hooked for life on Africa
and you’ll not be right again.

Until you can watch the setting sun

and hear the hyena’s laugh
And know they are around you
waiting in the dark.

When you long to see the elephants

or hear a Coucal’s song

When the sunrise sets your blood on fire,
then you’ve been away too long.

It is time to cut the traces loose
and let your heart go free
Beyond that far horizon
where your spirit yearns to be

Africa is waiting-come!

Since you have learned to love the rustling grass

and the wild fish eagle’s cry

You’ll always hunger for the bush;

for the lions rasping roar,
To camp at night beneath the stars
and to be at peace once more

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