Seponono, Queen of Africa: Poem
Poem about South Africa, how beautiful she is and some of the land marks and national symbols of our beautiful country
Seponono, queen of the Africa listen to the beat of the drum and
open your eyes.
Open your eyes and look through the God’s window, the king Protea is about to bloom
Up in the Drakensberg the trumpets are blowing and the river Orange is retiring to the sea.
Time to rise up is here and your name has been called from the roots of the Savannah
Hide no more, the world is cheering from atop the Tsitsikama’s big Yellowwood tree.
Ages ago you were just a dark speck, but deep inside your heart
still glitters with gold
From afar they came and ripped your belly apart and took your brood, but you still shine brighter
Right through the valleys of desolation, of a thousand hills to the deepest hole of Kimberly you shine.
In the raging waves of the bay of plenty your children gather and transform into fish in the sea
Cutting through the waves in an adrenaline fuelled fun that attracts eyes from across the oceans.
Across the plains, grasslands and the wetlands of St Lucia, Isimangaliso your beauty just glitters.
I always shed a tear of happiness when I see and feel your beauty
in the morning
Simple with crystal clear skies and crisp, fresh air that welcomes the morning and the blue crane
Baobabs bow when they see you and invite you to their shelter to
Elephants lift their trunks high and serenade you, their song heard across the land and rivers
Across the dry Namaqua, to the beauty of Cape West coast, and to the free island of Robbin.
Unrivalled beauty that makes even the crocodile to flash a genuine smile to the galjoen.
Time has come for you to show that beauty and never hide it, people already know
Ignite your inner self and fuel your flame to the top and stay at the top where giraffe graze
Find your feet and jump around like a springbok; trembling time is over, even tortoises run
Untie those bonds that bind you and spread your beautiful wings and fly high, very high
Like and eagle soar high and view your majestic beauty from high up there, you are beautiful.