Camel – troiku – August 15, 2015

oh that smelly ship
plodding through the desert
spitting at the sun

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oh that smelly ship
bad-tempered camel plods
crossing the desert

plodding through the desert
Timbuktu – Khartoum
Tuareg caravan

spitting at the sun
the sullen camel walks on
from dawn to dusk

© G.s.k. ‘15

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Carpe Diem #796 Camels

Having met a few camels (dromedaries actually) whilst living in Africa, I’m not overly fond of the beasts, they’re often bad-tempered and always smelly, but there’s no doubt that they are hearty beasts and are very suited for desert transport … even better than some European Land Rovers at times!