Friday, July 08, 2011

Faved!: Sandile Dikeni's Love Poem For My Country

My country is for love
so say its valleys
where ancient rivers flow
the full circle of life
under the proud eye of birds
adorning the sky.

My country is for peace
so says the veld
where reptiles caress
its surface
with elegant motions
glittering in their pride

My country
is for joy
so talk the mountains
with baboons
hopping from boulder to boulder
in the majestic delight
of cliffs and peaks

My country
is for health and wealth
see the blue of the sea
and beneath
the jewels of fish
deep under the bowels of soil
the golden voice
of a miner's praise
for my country

My country
is for unity
feel the millions
see their passion
their hands are joined together
there is hope in their eyes

we shall celebrate

(Click here to see and listen to Dikeni reading the poem. Cheers!)

2 poetic mutterings:

quills and bones said...

Are you ok? Are your family and loved ones alright?

I saw on the news that the government was coming down with a lot of force on the protesters.

I pray that you and your loved ones are ok. I pray for your country.

Sheena Baharudin said...

Thank u so much for your prayers. We are all good here, it was quite a day and made so many of us prouder Malaysians :)