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Harmaton

After the spirit of Kano,
one hundred twenty miles or so.
The dry wind blows, red dust grows,
red turning gold.
A force gusting long
creating, changing, strong,
a new day horizon, this "Harmaton".
Destiny blown to places unknown,
as I roam to find a place called "home".
Perhaps another land, places unplanned,
this ever changing land, I don't understand.

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and I think you would love Australia.

I DDGd Harmaton and Wiki gave me "The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry[1] and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea." Is that what you were referring to?

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Jess
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I dug this piece up as it was written a good five years ago. I believe Weirdelf you are absolutely right and I thank you for that. It should be spelled that way. The inspiration to write that piece I believe came from being in middle of painting a series of the "Fulani Tribe" who are known in two contexts. One being the most beautiful people of Africa or the scourge of Africa. I was born in Jos, Nigeria and they were a nomadic people whom my missionary father ministered to. Thanks again for that correction.

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I dug this piece up as it was written a good five years ago. I believe Weirdelf you are absolutely right and I thank you for that. It should be spelled that way. The inspiration to write that piece I believe came from being in middle of painting a series of the "Fulani Tribe" who are known in two contexts. One being the most beautiful people of Africa or the scourge of Africa. I was born in Jos, Nigeria and they were a nomadic people whom my missionary father ministered to. Thanks again for that correction.

trekker

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I dug this piece up as it was written a good five years ago. I believe Weirdelf you are absolutely right and I thank you for that. It should be spelled that way. The inspiration to write that piece I believe came from being in middle of painting a series of the "Fulani Tribe" who are known in two contexts. One being the most beautiful people of Africa or the scourge of Africa. I was born in Jos, Nigeria and they were a nomadic people whom my missionary father ministered to. Thanks again for that correction.

trekker

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I dug this piece up as it was written a good five years ago. I believe Weirdelf you are absolutely right and I thank you for that. It should be spelled that way. The inspiration to write that piece I believe came from being in middle of painting a series of the "Fulani Tribe" who are known in two contexts. One being the most beautiful people of Africa or the scourge of Africa. I was born in Jos, Nigeria and they were a nomadic people whom my missionary father ministered to. Thanks again for that correction.

trekker

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