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Our beloved Prince, photo by Richard Dove

What’s it like to be under thirteen?
streaking past the kitchen window, you shout
“run, run the Buffalo are coming!”
most of your life spent running about.

Dashing  under the office window, you shout
“I’ve caught the Kangaroo which ran from the Zoo!”
most of your life spent running about,
multiple lives, lived each and every day

Catching the Kangaroo which ran from the Zoo
with feet barely touching the ground you explain
multiple lives, lived each and every day,
of your companions – ‘dirt and sweat’ you don’t complain

With feet barely touching the ground you explain
your latest LEGO contraptions which defy adult imagination
sweat and dirt, your constant companions, only complain
when in the plastic pool you declare, let’s make a whirling motion

Your latest LEGO constructions which defy imagination
spread like a creeping colorful fungus over the house
you declare, “lets make the water whirl in manic motion!”
what’s it like to live under your skin?

The prompt this week at One Single Impression is What’s it like? click on the link to go over for a most enjoyable visit.


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The prompt at One Single Impression this week, thanks to Jess, is One Word.



In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

Easter play in Quelimane

Easter play in Quelimane


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I’ve been away on holiday for over a week and reading through the posts at One Single Impression has been a great home coming. The prompt this week is Live Water which is perfect for me as I’ve been spending a large part of my holiday gazing at the third largest lake in Africa – Lake Malawi also known as Lake Nyassa. I don’t seem able to find the language to adequately describe the life giving nature of this lake, which literally supports the hundreds of fishing villages which lace it’s edges. The lake found me humbled by a ten hour journey which took me through parts of Africa, in central Mozambique and southern Malawi, which always stun me with their beauty. Also humbled by my shallow glimpses into the resilience and resourcefulness of the subsistence farmers, who watched us drive by.


Welcoming embrace - Lake Malawi, photo taken by Richard Dove

Dream maker - Lake Malawi

Dream maker - Lake Malawi


Water lace - Lake Malawi, photo by Richard Dove

Live Water - Lake Malawi

Live Water - Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is also famous for having more variety of fish then any other lake in the world.

The prompt immediately had me singing the words of this song which also seem right for Easter Sunday.

Let Your Living Water flow over my soul
Let Your Holy Spirit come and take control
Of every situation that has
Troubled my mind
All my cares and burdens onto you I roll

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