I came across this poem of Africa and thought I would share it. When I first posted the poem I had no idea who wrote it but a reader left a comment saying the poem was written by C. Emily Dibb.
Having camped many nights in the African bush this simple poem captures that feeling of sitting around a campfire and listening to the sounds of the African night.
THE CALL OF AFRICA
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 moon
and hear the jackals bark,
And know they're all around you,
waiting in the dark.
When you long to see the elephants,
or hear the coucal's song,
When the moonrise 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 longs to be.
Africa is waiting - come!
Since you've touched the open sky
and learned to love the rustling grass
and the wild fish eagle's cry.
You'll always hunger for the bush;
for the lion's rasping roar,
To camp at last beneath the stars
and be at peace once more.
- C. Emily Dibb
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