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The Sahel Good Giant (Le grand baobab - The African Tree of Life)

(Explored dec.10)


At the heart of the African plain

Stands a tree both old and sage:

A survivor of sunshine and rain

Silent witness to many an age


But this is no ordinary tree

For her trunk is hollow inside

And faithfully she keeps unseen

The secret of her native tribe


For her cave’s a place of birth

A haven safe from danger

This womb of Mother Earth

Is Africa’s child manger


The Baobab stands proud and strong

She serves her people as midwife

It’s been thus generations long

She’s Africa’s great Tree of Life




© Wayne Visser

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Taken on March 3, 2006