Wisdom Of Nature

My passion for the the African bush and all those magnificent animals that leave their

footprints on the sand….raising awareness on the plight of

our wildlife and promoting Chengeta Wildlife.

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A seductive wind ushers in the late afternoon

Brushstrokes of twilight beckon…as crickets gently croon

The heart beat of Africa….warmth oozing beneath your feet

Gusty winds fling a handful of stars….an explosive twinkling treat

This is Africa….in all her naked glory

A land of mixed culture, turbulence, superstitions and stories

Sweet smelling buffalo dung steamed warm in the the early morning sun

Call of the wild…beating to a rhythmic African drum

A land of growling thunder and stinging needle like rain

The pungent smell of a lion…shoulders and head adorned with a wild tawny mane

Where blue headed lizards bask in sunshine and leafy plants unfurl

The liquid murmur of the a river as it flirts and twirls


A land where spider’s webs are spun with sun glazed thread

Elephants..in threat of extinction as in silence they tread


‘Hope’ the rhino with her brutally disfigured face

Her heart still pounding with courage, dignity and grace

The humble pangolin with their tough armoured shell

Boxed and shipped to Vietnam and China to keep people well

Such beauty and harshness in this our sun burnt land

Cruelty and compassion…..both dealt by the human hand

The wings of the fish eagle caress the mellow breeze


Hope must never die as it rustles through the trees

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Bereft of wildlife…the world will be a poorer, darker and lonelier place

A soulless time warp….overcrowded images of the human face

Where desert sands spread as hot steamy winds blow

A chest crushing heat and a lifeless flow


Align yourself with the wisdom of nature….do what is right

Become a voice for the voiceless…join the fight

chengeta wildlife iage for calender

Chengeta Wildlife

We train those who are wildlife’s first line of defense against poachers and poaching syndicates.

During our training operations one group of rangers arrested 81 poachers in 12 days.

5 thoughts on “Wisdom Of Nature

  1. So glad it is up and running again – what a nightmare!!! But…what a poem to come back online with!!!! Absolutely beautiful words and haunting thoughts!!!!

  2. “Align yourself with the wisdom of nature….do what is right

    Become a voice for the voiceless…join the fight”

    Beautifully said! Glad to see the site back.

  3. Another great poem Jen! Your words bring all the sights, sounds and smells of Africa so clearly to mind! X

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