Cane Plantation, The Green Seas / Plantação de Cana: Os Mares Verdes
Ver. 22 March 2013\AG\Metre:10\Mike revised/
1-Green waves of seas of continuous
Fields go to end of horizon
Where it begins
and sprouts from earth
And gently sway with the breeze,
Sunkissed, to return and feed us.
2-Food and energy shoot up from rich soil
And cover the seas of green, all swimming,
Eternal views, memories of childhood
Of black buffalos by the lake, feeding
Silver lake shines in the
light of the moon.
3-Wild duck formations in flight that surround
days end, in their formal salute,
Sand hills and palm trees contouring the house
And verandas quiet, inviting pause,
To sit and rest in the calm of the day.
4-Secret forest of growing stones
Rich greens hiding the trails and caves
Journeys, horses, late afternoon,
bathed in rich golden sun
That live on and are seen in the mind.
in jeeps along far away fields,
Low flights to great distances see,
Aerial views and panoramas, delight,
Adventurous, fun loving days,
Of our life in the distant past.
©ALP Gouthier, 2013