In Praise of the Giraffe

24 Nov

In Praise of the Giraffe

“It is one thing to see far; it is another thing to go there.”

Constantin Brancusi


Yes, it sees far

And yes, it goes there

It carries its big heart

With the grace of a butterfly

And often plunges its tongue

Into savannahs of delight

It lives from the land

And dies on the land

Above all a voiceless being

Wordlessly addressing our soul

Perhaps an early warning to all

Hiding their grief by words alone

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