News 15-8-2016

DAY (7 weeks!) the Update

ELF OF THE DAY

Kaya Ottavia Nashipae

Kaya Ottavia Nashipae

Sitting up on the sofa
Serene
A wild termite mushroom umbrella her scepter
Two dogs at her feet
Adoring
Kaya Ottavia Nashipae – the Elves Princess
– Happiness –
Surveys the world,
Blue eyes
Calm
Discovers it’s mysteries
One by one
The adventure of life unfolds
Each second each day.

Jojo

2. The Biodiversity Update

ELVES OF THE NIGHT

NIGHT

Elephant lions warthogs.. Aardwolves , porcupines, civet, zorillas…and ..:

In the night lions, trumpeting elephants, sounds of life
Moonlight long shadows
On my lawn

Every evening as the moon rises
A shattering crash
Clangor of metal
Scuffing small feet scraping the ceiling boards
Quick shadow.

Dogs stand tail lifted,
Wary but not alarmed
Rushing as one
Towards the sound

I surprised him once
Asleep and trusting
Rolled up in his long striped tail
Black and white pattern – handsome –
Curled in the back room gutter

Bead – like eyes -unafraid
Met and held mine through distances
‘Thank you’
I said in my heart:
He knew.

No wonder rats are wary
Bats have left to other hanging darknesses.
He has taken over the loft
We are friends I am lucky.
Elf of the Night
My resident Genet cat.

Kuki

Kuki Gallmann
Ol Ari Nyiro

Laikipia Nature Conservancy
15 August 2016
In Praise of the Wild

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