Author: victoriahughes

TU Class of 2015 - History Graduate! Daring Contemporary Choreographer & avid traveller

Sweet Water: Treasure

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  Listen Water is a universal treasure for life We drink, wash, We exploit its abundance Relax and feel its flow For our daily chores Sweat cascading in droplets as we work It comes from far away From high above Travelling distances – miles upon miles Soul searching for sustenance Bringing with it the gift …

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Sweet Water: Fetching the Water

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Fetching the Water   Some get their water from turning the tap to the right Others get water by walking in the blazing heat   Some must get their water by hard work and effort Others get their water without a thought   Some get their water when it falls from the sky Others bring …

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Sweet Water: Fluid Connections

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Fluid Connections   Water connects me to all my neighbours across the world Water links the cells in my body so I can breath Water connects one shore to the other   Water joins the forces in nature to bring about life Water connects me and my friends Water marries my life with those who …

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Sweet Water: Flowing Water

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Flowing Water   Pouring water makes a churning noise Rumbling, cascading down a slope Water in a glass forms little bubbles, smiling Winding down a tunnel into droplets Water runs steadily like peace A universal treasure for life   Ibrahim Victoria HughesTU Class of 2015 – History Graduate! Daring Contemporary Choreographer & avid traveller

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Sweet Water: Myth

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Myth   The tree lady lives by the river But the sun makes the river run dry The tree lady lifts her hands to the sky Help, bring rain, the tree lady cries   God spoke to Noah, told him to warn the people That God would send rain as punishment To the people who …

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Sweet Water: Vision

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Vision   It is early morning, still dark yet the sounds of the day beginning can be heard all around. There is a fresh breeze so I put my hands in my pockets. I watch as capable men deftly prepare the boat, loading everything we will need for the next ten weeks.   We are …

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Sweet Water: Memory

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Memory   I had my baptism in a big river in Congo The river Chopo Tshopo is a wide river It was a very hot day and ten people Were baptised with me by my Pastor Before we sank into the river water We all spoke to god about our problems The currents washed them …

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Sweet Water: Waves of Wisdom

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Waves of Wisdom   Children, we should be careful with our water not everyone is lucky enough to have clean safe water that pours straight out of a tap.   Children, we shouldn’t waste water, because there isn’t enough of it to go around don’t run the tap while you brush your teeth   Children, …

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Sweet Water: Transformations

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Transformations   At the age of nineteen I was in the Red Sea with my first girlfriend.   We swam for many hours and then hired a small boat with another eight strangers to travel to an island.   Our skin had cracks all over due to the sea salt as we did not find …

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Sweet Water: Rain Charm

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Rain Charm   In the summer When there is no water We pray for rain clouds Clouds that bring the morning Rain rain rain rain Our land is dry Come irrigate our fields Consider the farmers’ hard work Come and fill our wells Let it rain rain rain rain Rain is good for all of …

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