The Msasas

In a garland of colours the gods love best
The Msasa tree in spring are dressed.
Pinks, orange, brown and then bright green
The most beautiful show you've ever seen.

The summer brings in something new,
The leaves become a darker hue
Which lives on through colder days and nights
When the moon and stars shine with icy lights.

Until once more as the birds all sing
To herald again the miracle of spring
Then once again we humbly see
The crowning glory of the Msasa tree.

From the collection - RHODESIAN REVERIE
Memories by Robert Heinrich Percival Cornell
Contributed by his grandson Rob Staniland
Email : Rob