Johannesburg skyline – from google




The rains over Jo’burg …






The parched African earth soaks up the liquid offering from the heavens,


birds sing, ululate,


a chorus of catharsis flows through the barren land,


merging into a symphony of renewal.




The rains pour down,


transcending dry tinder of yesterday,


chasing insipid moments away,


drowning in a cacophony of jubilant life.




Life that rumbles,


streaming down desolate alleyways like meandering tears of joy,


drenching this mad, wonderful, insane, bubbling city of gold,


this Jozi, our eGoli, thirsting for nectar from the skies above.




Moments of undistilled mirth,


herald the arrival of spring,


a triumphant rebirth,


jubilant,

ecstatic,


as the Gods of Africa, the spirits of the ancestors,


smile down upon us.




We of flesh and of blood, of muscle and of bone,


thawing our hearts from frozen winter cold as stone,


infusing hope,


as the fragrance of rain on dry soil sketches rainbows,


seeking respite behind heaving clouds of charcoal grey,


the rains banishing winter chills away,


while graciously welcoming spring to stay.




The rains over Jo’Burg cleanse leaves on trees,


rinsing the detritus that listlessly hung,


dry and scorched by the merciless winter sun.




But today,


there are songs to be sung.




Today I am with the heavens,


no longer a mishmash of fragments,


and as our city breathes, purified by bounteous, rejuvenating rain:



I am whole,


once again.




Jazz – from google

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