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When I see the hard cracked clay of the dried out pans of the Namib, I think of the title of South African author Andre Brink’s book A Dry White Season and also of a poem written by Mongane Wally Serote, a black South African author writing (mostly from outside his country) during the apartheid years.

it is a dry white season
dark leaves don't last, their brief lives dry out
and with a broken heart they dive down gently headed for the earth,
not even bleeding.
it is a dry white season brother,
only the trees know the pain as they still stand erect
dry like steel, their branches dry like wire
indeed is it a dry white season
but seasons come to pass.


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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2769 W: 81 N: 6778] (30685)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-18
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 6:05
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