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Embers of Nairobi
by andrea peters
Monday, February 14, 2005
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Watching the sun set over the plains of Nairobi, Kenya from a hot air ballon suspended in the sky.

Rising up,

Lifted by unseen hands with gentle persuasion and just a hint of the magical as I ascend on still air with nary a sound except but one – the husky roar of the fire above our heads which lights our faces in hues of orange. The arising of the flames cast shadows that dance ephemeral minuet’s on the ground through the

Tall grasses, which sway to and fro like the long hairs on the backs of the beasts petted by a massive unseen hand. I imagine it is to soothe the animals which roam through the plains of seemingly endless horizons that time has left behind.

I revel in the simple purity of life and watch the breaths as they rise from the nostrils of the truly untamed, with hearts that beat out rhythms of ancient passings, as they pass unmolested underneath, unaware of the sky carriage suspended above them,

Uncaring of the creatures that stare in awe upon their broad shoulders and long necks.

In the distance, to the west, a ball of fire flickers with power that cannot be comprehended. A globe of liquid conflagration, but somehow I am not threatened, I am unafraid. Rather a welling comes up from the deepest part of my soul and envelopes me with purest of emotions that settle in my chest and remain there. It is a heaviness….

And a lightness of being that I cannot explain.

As the endless expanse of the horizon illuminates in colors of gold and yellow – I think

I may have glimpsed the very face of God.

It is what I imagine is called Electrum with a rainbow of green that flashes in amazing brilliance…and then dies slowly as the clouds gather to obscure the falling edges,

of the embers of Nairobi.

Tonight I will dream in color.

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Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 5/3/2008
Hi Andrea, I read your poem,"Embers of Nairobi", I found that it carried one all the way to Nairobi in the flowing form in which your writing reveals all the colors and sensations of that land. Well done!
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Reviewed by Rick Lodewell 3/11/2008
Brilliant imagery. Wonderful, inspiring!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/19/2005
You create the ambiance of the place most effectively, Andrea. Thank you for sharing this beautiful offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/15/2005
OMG, this is GORGEOUS! One EXPERIENCES Nairobi in your words--thank you, I have always wanted to go to Africa, ESPECIALLY Kenya.

Fantastic write--a keeper--thank you

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/15/2005
you made me feel as though i was there; i would love to see nairobi, kenya! maybe someday if i ever get rich....*Sighhhhh* i can only dream...wonderful write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 2/15/2005
Ah yes!! I can relate to your prose. One really sees the face of God in the Serengeti. R
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/15/2005
I really liked the descriptions you did in this piece and it made for an enjoyable read.
Reviewed by Mary Quire 2/15/2005
This is very nice. Your description has led me there. I enjoyed this very much.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/14/2005
Superb prose! Thank you for sharing this very
colorful and exciting experience.

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