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Limpopo Area


I want to go

To Limpopo

Where the waters flow

And the forests grow;

Land of secrets and legends,

Relics and treasures,

Where wildlife abounds

In protected surrounds

With hopeful immunity

From hunters with impunity;

Home of Modjadji

Mythical Queen of the Rain,

The history and mystery

Of the kingdom and ruins

Of Mapungubwe;

So much to do,

So much to see

In this wild country


Baobab Tree and Giraffes


©DGA 28 October 2011 06:50

Note: Rudyard Kipling – The Elephant’s Child:



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

34 thoughts on “Limpopo

  1. Your prose makes me want to be there … in the Land of secrets and legends.


  2. Ahhh…such a wonderful place it must be.Now I want to be there.
    And the picture in the end of the giraffes and the trees is just awesome.


  3. That’sa Halloween tree !


  4. it sounds a rather magical place…i wanna go! i wanna go!


  5. If I win the lottery we will go together!!!!


  6. I remember a book for kids from my childhood about the Limpopo river, but I had always though it was a made up place, a story, and nothing more. So much better that it is a real place with real beauty


  7. {sigh} Someday maybe I’ll get to the country, never mind specific areas in it. 🙂 The baobab (in the pic) is such an interesting-looking tree, and reminded me of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (one of my all-time favourite books), where such trees are mentioned.


  8. Denise, what a lovely poem, light airy and wistful. That picture was so, so, breathtakingly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us.


    • Thank you Jack. I was disappointed in the end result. I pictured a sort-of fairy tale type poem, but failed to get it right. Oh well, maybe one day I’ll re-look at it.


  9. ppph yes. i was ober ar sanparks today so you caught me exactly wanting to be there


  10. Sounds GRAND, Denise. Love the Baobab tree with the giraffes. Quite a sight.


  11. I love this, Denise. Wonderful rhythm. Now I want to go too.


  12. I loved this Denise. Pity it is so far away!
    Didn’t Kipling write about the great green Limpopo river?
    my memory isn’t so good, but it may be in the Just So stories.



  13. You make me want to hit the road 🙂


  14. I was going to say that it makes me want to pack my bags and go there again forthwith, but I see loads of others have said something similar. Oh, so what. It’s what this piece makes one want to do.


  15. Your poem brings tears to my eyes, Adee. There is, there is so much to see in that wonderful, wild country


  16. There is… wasted, a lot of it… unaccessible, some… I dream of Madiba’s Rainbow Nation and hope that perhaps one day it can be a reality.


  17. “erehwon”s and a Limpopos are always mythical and elusive fantasies. They are great sources of inspiration. Perfection to the point of fault, is a constant creative imagination in art and science. A dreamy dreamy land. Nice Denise.


    • Thank you, Sunamu. I googled “erehwon” and see where you’re coming from (Nowhere), but I can’t see any reference stating that Limpopo is a mythical place. It is a province of South Africa (fact), with palace ruins (fact) (and treasure (rumours) to go with the ruins, and a rain queen (fact). Anyway, I just woke up one morning with the name on my brain (if I have one), googled it and the poem is the result. Glad you liked it, my friend.


  18. Love the structure, rhyme and rhthm in this poem – really suits the topic 🙂


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