Category The Music of Nature

LOVER MOON

A slingshot moon, We’ll call him Lover Moon, Aiming for his luv-a, he calls her, Gropes for an ashen sky Stilling his hand Ice on his wrist Chilling Mr. Cosmos His ethos chilled along. On a rock propelled toward The lover, a star of the night shows, Remains at arms length Distant as any planet […]

East Into the Night

Pink in the sky Moon bright White clouds billow Blue azure sky below to Slate gray at horizon Sea sparkled by moon glow. . Sun to West goes home below the sky Makes blue and red flower head Light in last reflected from clouds Adds red to blue of sea as bloom Then colors it […]

The Flamingo Adventure

A true story about love and perseverance. By Cooper Riach. It was just an average day in Namibia, walking along the beach on a Sunday with my family at the Tiger Reef Beach bar. We had organized a day of fishing with some new friends. We were walking along the beach trying to find a good spot […]

Maestro

The loud raucous noise of raindrops and hail crashing down on a tin roof in summer. A cacophony of music fantastically produced by those composers of nature – wind, water, thunder. The maestros! Is music what emotions and feelings sound like? Music is a very personal choice – heavy metal, grunge, techno, classical, world music. […]

The Epic Adventure (Part 4)

Cooper Riach and his family came from Australia to Namibia for his dad’s work. After their return to Australia his mother, Jodie, shared some of the letters he wrote to his classmates about the epic adventure they had. This is the fourth in a series of four (but their will be a bonus about a […]

Coming Home

During my teenage years in South Africa, the country went through a severe drought. The news was filled with stories of farm animals dying in the fields, crops failing and empty dams. There were water restrictions for almost all urban households, and my family, who relied on borehole water, was constantly worried that one day […]

The Epic Adventure (Part 3)

Cooper Riach and his family came from Australia to Namibia for his dad’s work. After their return to Australia his mother, Jodie, shared some of the letters he wrote to his classmates about the epic adventure they had. This is the third in a series of four.   Dear Miss P and Class, Hello everyone, […]

My child

My wife and I birthed two children. Well, she did the actual hard work for the most part. One was born in 1963 and the other in 1966. A girl and a boy. We felt very lucky and complete as a young family. My masters degree was finished in 1967 and I started what would […]

The Infallibility Of Frost On Rose Petals

Frames the eye’s senses leaves breathless does wanting soothes harsh magenta kills a leaf, strips an armor from a warrior who kneels before the majesty one simply knows as weather whether one cares of the dimming sky weather wins against the rose petal Susan Wingate Susan Wingate began writing as a child when she learned her father was a […]

The Epic Adventure (Part 2)

Cooper Riach and his family came from Australia to Namibia for his dad’s work. After their return to Australia his mother, Jodie, shared some of the letters he wrote to his classmates about the epic adventure they had. This is the second in a series of four.   Dear Miss P and Class, Hello everyone, […]