Weekly Travel Theme: Rhythm

Travel theme: Rhythm

 If you’d like to join in, create your own post between now and next Friday, title it “Travel theme: Rhythm” and put a link to this page in your blog post to make it easy for others to find your post.  Do you have a favourite place that is defined by its rhythm?

Mama Africa
the Womb
from whom all are born
The Rhythm of the World
is Her heartbeat
The drums of the nations
call out to her
in homage
Their beat thrumming out
feet and hands move irresistibly
Swaying bodies
eyes closed in trance
as the rhythm takes you
and sways and stamps and beats her song
into the very air that hums and pulsates
and thrills to the ancient call
of Her heartbeat
Mama Africa
Eve

Josh Groban and Angelique Kidjo perform: Pearls

Paul Simon and Ladismith Black Mambaso perform: Homeless

Vendeur de djembés et autres instruments tradi...

Vendeur de djembés et autres instruments traditionnels à Dakar, Sénégal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Travel Theme: Rhythm

  1. Love it, Charlene, such a beautiful poem, I love this part most: the very air that hums and pulsates and thrills to the ancient call of Her heartbeat. Just lovely.

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