An Ode to Our House of Stone

Clever Visto Mukori

Deeply lodged in the heart of austral Mama Africa is a treasure trove,             An opulent cleft carved betwixt the great Limpopo and the mighty Zambezi   She’s home to the majestic and roaring ‘Smoke that Thunders’, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’; The never-ending freshwater paradise, Nyaminyami’s Lake Kariba;                 The plateau continent’s best kept secret, the spectacular Chinhoyi caves;         And a symbol of fragility, the peculiarly precarious Chiremba balancing rocks She’s the daughter of the legendary ‘House of Stone’, the Great Zimbabwe!   She’s a gem, a breathtaking beauty, isn’t she?                                                                                            …

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