“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”
- Thomas Fuller
“No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought
human equality a millimetre nearer.”
- George Orwell
“Plantations of good morals are easily captivated, colonised
and corrupted by the pests
of a bad company.
Spray away bad companies and you will experience
a bumper harvest of your dream fruits!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes
Seas of green waves of continuous fields
Go to the far ends of horizons.
Gently they sway in the
And rejoice in life-giving abundance
That springs from sun-kissed earth.
Food and energy shoot up from rich soil,
Cover the seas of green, all swimming,
Eternal views, memories of childhood,
Of black buffalo by the lake grazing,
Silver lake shining in the
light of moon.
Wild duck formations in flight that at
Day’s end surround, in formal salute.
Sand hills and palm-trees
contouring the house
And spacious verandas, inviting a pause
To rest in the calm of evening.
Our secret forest of growing stones,
Rich greens hide the trails and caves
Journeys, horses in late afternoon,
Life’s memories bathed in golden sun
That live on and are seen
in the mind.
Travels in jeeps along far away fields,
Low flying great distances to behold
Aerial vistas in panoramic splendour.
Adventurous, the fun-loving days of a
A life we alone led in the distant past.
©ALP Gouthier, 2009
work never matches the dream of perfection
the artist has to start with.
– William Faulkner