Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nature’s Intoxicating Songs and Sights--By Ndaba Sibanda--Saudi Arabia

Nature’s Intoxicating Songs and Sights

I just like  to stray into the forest each time l visit the countryside
How I like to immerse myself into its thickness and feel the
awesomeness of Mother Nature surge into my veins

The proximity to a life undiluted intoxicates my spirits
I heed the birds’ advice as they sing their happy
harmonies in their charming and chirping ways

Their serenading expertly makes love to my eardrums
I can’t tell you how the creepy reptiles wow me
to no end as they wiggle and  jiggle  in their
amazing fashion to their hazy habitats

I marvel at the beauty of vegetation
and condemn deforestation
in the strongest possible

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. His poems, essays and
short stories have been published in Africa and the USA. Ndaba
currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. Of his career, he
says, "writing is my life, and my second wife".


  1. A beautiful Ode to Nature.

  2. Ndaba -

    A beauty. I expecially love 'life undiluted"


  3. Dear Ndaba,

    Thank you so much for all the comments you left for other writers today. I really appreciate your support. It's such a pleasure to have your wonderful poetry to share with the Whispers community.


  4. A scintilating read.It brings one closer to wonders of nature.I like reading poems about the beauty of nature because they wow me-Anthony Chauke

  5. Your visit and comment are most welcome.

  6. A poem full and abubdant for all to enjoy; a piece like nature herself. Thanks for the share, ralph

    1. Ralph, thank you for those kind words. It was a pleasure having you around.

  7. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    To me nature reveals God's signature, and you painted a lovely picture of its wonder! Enjoyed reading your poem.

    1. Christine,your phrase "God`s signature" is very imaginative and interesting .In fact, your observation of nature as God`s signature is something understandable and indisputable. Thank you for your insightful comments.

  8. Hi Ndaba, One of the other poets here, Sandra Stefanowich, lives near the woods in Canada and took me walking through them last summer. The serenity you describe is so true. (Almost like you can feel your blood pressure dropping as you take in all nature has to offer. Beautifully written! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

    1. Hi Carolyn, it is a great pleasure to hear from you. It is heart-warming to note that we have artists (like you)who take pleasure in acknowledging the awesomeness of nature, yes who treasure the essence of its healing and inspiring power. Thank you so much. All the best.

  9. Hi Ndaba,

    I enjoyed reading your poem today although we may live in different countries I could really relate to your poem and especially liked the last stanza as I agree with your statement 100%. Well done and keep up the great writing!


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    2. Hi Sandra. It was very kind of you to drop a comment.l am humbled. Yes, irrespective of our different national backgrounds, nature is God`s signature,(borrow from one creative colleague`s phrase). Hence it is everywhere.

      Thanks so much for your time!