A Poem by Queenie-Freda
A starry night Clear skies A gentle breeze Chilled spines
A navy blue blanket Decorated with golden diamonds A seemingless wind
An African princess With woven silk at her breast Threaded beads on her neck Processed shea on her arms
A wooden stool Supporting her ample hips A cotton cloth Covering her supple shoulders.
The stubborn crickets Keep up their musical cacophony The hungry mosquitoes swarm Hoping for an evening meal
In the distance A bush cat wails The growl of a dog And then silence
Out of the shadows He appears Menacingly large Yet charmingly handsome
Trotting majestically Tail wagging furiously Brilliant coat shining Mud sliding off his nails
Patt patt patt his feet go Round round round he turns One last look into the dark bushes Then down at the feet of his mistress he settles......
A starry night Clear skies An African Princess Nature admires