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Haiku Rhythm

Updated on December 18, 2017

This sculpture of Kippie Moeketsi, one of the great figures of South African jazz is situated just outside the old Kippie's Jazz Club in downtown Johannesburg.

I am always lifted when listening to African Jazz and this haiku tells the story.

african rhythm

nurturing moments of joy

shaken from my soul


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      Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Pamela Anne, Thanks for your comments, very much appreciated.

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      Wonderful Haiku a neighbor of mine was from Johannesburg she was a kind person who I enjoyed spending time with- my mum and I took her and her young children to the Toronto zoo (Mrs. Vania) had made the best fried chicken for our picnic lunch at the zoo that day!

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I like this a lot... also makes me want to visit.

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      Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed it. Russ

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful sculpture of Kippie-your haiku really describes how African jazz touches your soul. Hit many buttons and voted up.

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      Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thankyou Peardiver, Sfrentz and xstatic, your comments are much appreciated. All the best to you all for the festive season and a wonderful year ahead. Russ

      (PS and the white knees? That's what happens when you go back to Africa for a holiday after living in the UK for many years).

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great Haiku and a worth subject!

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      sfrentz06 5 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

      Wonderfully done! Voted up.

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Nice One Russ... and I love those lily white haiku knees you are pointing at also! :) Enjoy the festive season and 2013... PD