Mombassa Then and today

It’s very unique, the entire body – from the trees
which whisper, within the coastal air flow.
I cannot keep tabs from the baobabs – and also the many high palms
using their fruit stuffed arms.
As well as birds are readily available, and monkeys are simply in these types of tropical countries,
so tend to be snow whitened sands.
About the beach, maintaining from achieve, are little pink crabs
giving, in dribs as well as drabs.
And when the wave has dropped it’s pride it’s possible to walk about the reef
……. look, in shock
at the wonder and the actual booty associated with Davey Jones.
And also the reef groans
in the sea, because she… continues to be thrashing as well as thrashing
as well as crashing as well as bashing.
For that ocean within her movement of arriving and heading
seems permanently growing:
the actual tide grows, covers the actual shells, and also the lands once again suffer
the woman’s torrential barrier.
And the sun’s rays devours in an hour or two. It’s scared
of only shade.
So it’s quite the relief how the coral saltwater keeps the actual sharks aside
whilst all of us swim within the bay.

It’s amazing the way the Persian Dhow retains itself afloat —
it’s the monsoon vessel.
The persia sailor, just like a jewish customize, cuts their way throughout, without any kind of loss.
In the Gulf associated with Persia, via natural inertia, within monsoon gales
he or she sets their sails.
This he or she dares to create his items to Mombassa as well as Dar
and Durban – to date.
At the actual old interface, by the actual fort (Fortification Jesus it is called —
it’s powerful and higher walled)
is really a strange mixture of Arabics as well as Africans as well as Asians
as well as cross selectively bred relations;
their own dogs as well as their felines, mice as well as rats, all reside in these components
influenced through arabic disciplines.
This old a part of town won’t ever drown within the sea of your time
it’s nevertheless in it’s prime.
Period just halts, by these types of perfume stores, and in the wood carvers doorway,
by the actual fish retailers who sit on the ground.
The thin streets as well as their retreats associated with narrower lanes
but narrower chicanes,
can make one remember, above just about all, of the actual pirate such as ways
From the slave buying and selling days.

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