I have absolutely no idea what possessed me to join up for a poetry challenge. My knowledge of this genre is paltry and haphazard, to say the least. Anyhoo, I requested Google assistance, and here I am. Please don’t throw me out because of an inadequate first try – I might just learn something if I can stay the full six months.
Ineke, you will recognise the location of the photo which inspired me – the main beach of Port Edward. We spent a lovely day driving down the coast and the soft serve with just a taste of rum was one of the highlights of the outing. The sun was scorching. Held up against the cool blue skies and the blue water of the Indian Ocean, the sight of the fast melting ice-cream made a beautiful contrast. It was just one of those days that one wants to hold onto forever.
I started out with a short poem in Afrikaans, my train of thought being, the shorter the poem and the least said, the less pain my audience will have to endure: