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Nsiki Gwala ~ Death of Nature

I dreamt of the blue sky in the calm seas,
Of nature’s call echoing in the air.
I saw dark clouds rising above forgotten trees.

I prayed for snow that would whiten and freeze,
For rain that fills oceans with love and care-
I dreamt of the blue sky in the calm seas.

I wished for the cooling touch of nature’s breeze,
But smoke arrived, suffocating nature everywhere-
I saw dark clouds rising above forgotten trees.

I hoped to feel how the air flees,
But a ghost of dust rose as if trying to scare-
I saw dark clouds rising above forgotten trees.

I prayed for nature’s sunsets that cost no fees,
For crystal clear waters so beautiful and rare-
I dreamt of the blue sky in the calm seas.

She can no longer intrigue, enlighten and please.
Her beauty’s been destroyed, demolished and lost and despair.
I dreamt of the blue sky in the calm seas,
I saw dark clouds rising above forgotten trees.


© Nsiki Gwala


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GRADE 9
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  1. The villanelle is a very difficult form but you have shown your talent with words and imagery in this poem. I think it is beautiful.

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