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Shepherd tree at Mapungubwe

September 22, 2017

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Boscia albitrunca, Shepherd Tree, Witgat boom, Oil on canvas, 700 x 1150mm

O Witgatboom, jou wit fantoom

vir ewig daar, die epitoom

van durf en daad en desperaat

vir koffie tee en boereraat

Jou wortels kronkel, kreun en beur

deur kalk en klip en sand en skeer

O Witgatboom, jy staan alleen

In wind en weer en sonder reen

Daar’s koelte in jou skaduwee

vir ska’wagter en wild en vee

 

Bertie Coetzee

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One Comment
  1. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

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