take my hand and climb with me…

one hundred degrees: ‘the road to plelamanga…’

Scatterlings of Africa ~ Johnny Clegg and Savuka

one hundred

I remember, the feeling. Of leaving, home. As my brother, boards a plane. Late night, to fly. Uprooted, seeking. His way. Away, from red soil. Burning, sun. Blood drums pounding: iNkosi. Likewise, I traded. North, for south. Head, over heart. And returned. To see, swallows swirling. Soaring, free. Above, plains. This land, of wide open. Big sky.


On a journey to the stars…

6 comments on “one hundred degrees: ‘the road to plelamanga…’

  1. Noelle Peacock
    January 8, 2013

    This made me weep….I am a scatterling, longing for the red earth of home. Thank you for your beautiful words

    • circulartree
      January 9, 2013

      Ah lovely lady, thank you for your kind comment. It has just rained this morning, so may the African rains bless your tears and bind your beautiful heart to her red earth. She will always be home. And always ready to welcome you with open arms when you return. Lots of love, Bx

  2. derekevens
    January 9, 2013

    I have requested Johnny Clegg’s scatterlings of Africa when the toss my ashes one day, love it!

    • circulartree
      January 9, 2013

      What a fine choice of song to be ‘scattered’ to! LOVE Clegg, saw him live. And adore Great Heart – remember watching the original Jock of The Bushveld as a child and crying inconsolably…

  3. stellamariee
    January 9, 2013

    very nice picture, i love your blog it is really good!!

    • circulartree
      January 10, 2013

      Thank you so much Stella! Love your star inspired name and your brilliant compilation series – especially the one with the rabbit! Yours is a lovely dreamy blog… lots of love, Bx

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