Sunday, September 5, 2010

Out of Africa



in my veins flow
Africa
in my eyes - i carry the world
the Serengeti lays down before me
and sings of my crown
the Masai suckle from my swollen breast
children of my
flesh

i cry out to the east
the sun rises
i drink from the moon
the world dreams
 Africa....

i weep
and the earth weeps
for
Africa...

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

22 comments:

  1. Evey time I hear that sountrack.. I can't help it but cry...Ever since I saw the film the first time... with this title you got me there... with your words you got me there in a more actual way

    My islands are so near Africa, yet I've never been there..,

    Lovely post!

    :)
    D.

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  2. Dulce ...It is at the top of favorite movies...I understand....the connection to the title...

    Fireblossom -- you are a (lioness)...blessings..

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  3. ah, its a wonderful movie...and sad that we see it only in the eyes of a caged beast...

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  4. thanks brian, but i as far as the caged beast i never view the lion or myself as caged....freedom is the blood and so it shall be in our lives....bkm

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  5. Powerful sumbol - powerful words. Enjoyed reading this.

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  6. I weep for the lioness. Wonderful poem. Thank you.

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  7. I enjoyed very much your poetry, few words but it said a lot

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  8. they look way cooler in the wild, but i'd say this one is the fattest one i've seen. cool poem.

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  9. thank you Patience, you would know...I can only think of them there...in the wild...bkm

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  10. Beautiful, i love that fact how it had a sense of proudness and greatness. Very Enjoyable read.

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  11. Beautiful poem. "i weep / and the earth weeps..."

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  12. Oh my gosh! That was terrific!

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  13. this is so beautiful and majestic

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  14. After I made my comment and went back to read the other comments. I saw that several mentioned the movie, I would like to recommend the book if you haven't read it. Very, very good. And so much more.

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  15. thank everyone, and annell - yes I have read the book..she was an amazing lady and it was an amazing time...Patience Ray...lives there..she probably can sense that past and present within her bones....blessings to everyone...bkm

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  16. wow...just got a chance to read this.. absolutely breathtaking..cheers pete

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  17. The lion look like it is crying T_T *pat* *pat*

    Thank for sharing your moving words :D

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  18. lovely poem. I have never read the book nor saw the movie and this poem stirred something inside of me, bkm. great work!

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  19. Simply magnificent in every way! :-)

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  20. Lions have always been a favorite, and Out of Africa on my top 10 movies list. I've listened to the soundtrack so many times, I know it by heart and can see the part of the movie it narrates. My Jake was born while it was playing. So obviously this poem really spoke to me. Very nice.

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  21. this is really wonderful...it makes me dream of Africa and of going there.....

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