Tuesday, 28 July 2015

0038 cave dwellers

Primordial dwellings:
Humankind's first hearth and home.
From Earth's most sacred womb
We were birthed
To hunt and forage
In veld and vlei.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Sunday, 26 July 2015

0037 hyaena


Mythical creature of the sun
who's ancient gift of warmth
brought life to this cold earth.

From gift-giver to child-stealer,
the chill of your voice
draws from humankind
a visceral response.

Maligned, revered, 
all before breakfast.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 25 July 2015

0036 island soul 01

Dragon Trees of Socotra Island

This alien grandchild
writes her own story.

Sometime hostess
of Ancient Mariners,
Always a harsh mistress.

No false promise
of lush, sweet meadow, 
she bares her strange and arid soul.
©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

0035 greatness


Not always to the lordly
go the spoils
Not always to the lowly
fall the foils.

is in
the daring.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015

0034 window 01

the most 
solid intention
is powerless
against the flow of life.

change creeps up
and flows through the cracks
to make
a window
for the universe to peer through.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

0033 great heart

to rest in your understanding
is the sweetest gift.

To know

that the beauty of yourself
chooses myself.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

0032 son of nobility

Lord of the Forest
of impeccable lineage.
A son of nobility.
Evader of Knight and Villein,
O ancient observer of 
human folly.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

0031 fossil

Helioceras heteromorph
Serenely survey from your
crenelated castle,
denizen of a long gone deep.
How strange
was your world?

©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015

0030 serenade

Raise your voices with me little ones.
Sing of the wildness that flows in our blood.
Declare our spirit to mountain and forest,
let them know
we are free.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 17 July 2015

0029 tree sisters

How long, sisters dear, have we stood together on this blackened slope?
How many inconsequential moments have bent and shaped us?
With wind and rain on our skins, and rough earth under root, does it even matter?

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

0028 aurora borealis

In painted skies
we hear the music of the universe,
we feel the cosmic pulse of life.
Never once alone, 
in this vast realm of light.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

0027 leopard

The queen of the desert
rises to deepening shadows.
Masterfully self sufficient,
savagely independent.
Asking no mercy of the burning African Sun.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

0026 Serengeti Spring

Splendid Serengeti Spring
redolent with new life and sweet grass,
thrumming with wildebeest song.

An epic journey
of incomprehensible proportions.

Driven by ancient memory
countless hooves
crush the soil,
The eternal pulse
of vibrant abundance throbs.

Splendid Serengeti Spring
remind my soul of nature's bounty,
connect me to my roots.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

0025 beluga beauty

Ghostly water dancer.
Sweetly sing
of mermaids 
and castles 
of sparkling ice

©Kim Magennis 2015

Sunday, 12 July 2015

0024 fascinated fish

Point of view
is everything.
What marvels 
do you choose to see?

©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 11 July 2015

0023 zebras

On grassy plains
of future uncertain
two heads are better than one

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 10 July 2015

0022 Serengeti Sunset

Serengeti sunset
not always
dry and crowded with 
bustling animal life.

with endless possibilities,
Time and place 
are only human constructs.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 9 July 2015

0021 sun-child

What better way
To luxuriate
Than to bask with your belly
 In African Sun?

What better way
To grow wise
Than to watch the ebb and flow
Of her Tribes?

©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

0020 dark prince

the prince of darkness 
on his day off
just hanging

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

0019 no dialogue needed

how many secret valleys
free of the human drama?

exposed only
to the planetary forces
of creation and destruction

do they slumber and dream?

do they feel water and wind carving their slopes,
or the snow dusting their summits?

as old as time, they are what they are
no apology or explanation
no dialogue needed

©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 6 July 2015

0018 to catch a rainbow

to catch a rainbow
paint it on a tree
soak it deep in branch, trunk and root

©Kim Magennis 2015

Sunday, 5 July 2015

0017 Flights of fancy

A fearsome predator
Incomprehensibly elegant
on gossamer wing

©Kim Magennis 2015