On earth away from earth

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Are you a tourist or
A volcanologist my dear?
With a painful joy
To a live volcano  getting near,
Do you want to pay homage
To earth's nadir
Conscious that beneath a sea level
A sweltering heat you can bear?

Then to Erta Ale  go you not why
Found under Ethiopia's sky?
With a style jumping high,
Hitting the ground
Beating  drums, on their waists,
Sabres tied around
Afro men along with braided women,
With butter greased hair,
The latter ululating and clapping
In a row facing each other
Chant a  love song
“My feeling for you is strong!”

The male herd camel,
While women babysit,prepare food
And make short huts
With tiny malleable wood.

Also dot the mirage-forming sand
Huts grand.

Are you a tourist my dear
Eager to see about
Out of the ordinary you heard
Say about multicolored magma
Volcano's dusts,
Disgorged out of earth's crust?

Do you want to see a scenery
You have not seen
Since you were born,
How in a motley garment
Mother nature itself adorn
Come then to Ethiopia,
Located in Africa's horn?

Visit Erta Ale ,
On earth
To run away from earth
Enjoying its hearth.
You will witness
The extraction of salt
In a volcano-formed fault.///



◄ Metamorphosed from a sun to a moon

Unrepentant we shall wage unjust fight(Revised) ►


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Alem Hailu G/Kristos

Tue 16th Oct 2018 07:29

Thank you.We can harness poems to introduce the wonders of mother nature in our locality.I have such intentions as reflected in my poem come to Ethiopia.

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keith jeffries

Mon 15th Oct 2018 09:33


This is a masterpiece of poetry. Your words create in the mind of the reader so much to digest. To read this poem is to be in Ethiopia.

Thank you indeed.


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