Oh South Africa, How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
Of your oceans, coastlines, and mountains,
Filled with new friends and endless beauty.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most active need, with sun and wind, flora and fauna.
I love thee freely, as a traveler strives for adventure.
I love thee purely, as they turn from the mundane.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my best-lived days, and with my childhood’s dreams.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my hard times in Eastern Africa. I love with the breath,
Smiles, laughter, of all my life; and, if immigration permits,
I shall but love thee better after a road trip in Namibia.