Friday, February 12, 2010

Reflecting on Change

Capetown two years ago. Brenda Bryant.


On a recent visit to Cape Town
We went to the beach.
The sea there
Is icy cold all year,
Whatever the weather.
It is not until the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean
That it becomes benign
We left Africa
Nearly forty years ago.
At that time,
The Africans were not allowed on
White Beaches!
Since then,
Times have changed.
These pools have been built
For all.
I reflected
On the pleasant sight
Of young brown bodies
Enjoying the water.
Not all change is for the worse!

The Africa I left here:


Margaret Gosden said...

Nice reflections both visually and thoughtfully!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful poem and capture of the reflections by the pool.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the blend of verbal and visual reflections! The photo suggests that a special group of people are waiting to dive into a new world!

Kat said...

Nice shot, but a beautiful post. Some changes are definitely for the good. Kathy

Anonymous said...

I agree with Margaret. Thank you Brenda.

Kcalpesh said...

They are on the land and in the pool too.. :-)

Nicely captured reflection...

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James said...

This is one change that is very good. It's hard for me to imagine that simalr things went on many years ago in parts of the USA too. Sometimes change can be like a pendulum and swing too far if we are not careful.

fredamans said...

Beautiful pool pic! I wish that was seasonal here today, but snow is always a whisper away now.

Thank you for linking up!


SquirrelQueen said...

Both reflections are beautiful. I remember when things were the same here in the US. Change can often be very good.