Daring heights wall shadowed valleys,
Verdant forests caps granitic mounds,
Rusted roofs of brown coats line ancient alleys,
Mud walls, wooden stalls, ancient palaces,
and inscriptions on rocks,
by human hands and magic spells, they were fashioned.
Massive caves with limpid springs that heal,
Awesome wildlife, untouched, abundant, kept safe up on the hills.
I stand on the street… Broad Street,
encircled by gracious beings,
Three children playing ‘ten ten’, their mama is nearby, cooking beans.
They adore their heritage…
The ancient village, its culture and ageless image.
All these, and many more I’m yet to see,
Sprawl across the valleys, crests and clefts of Idanre Hills.
*Idanre Hills is an amazing tourist destination located in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria, and popular for its natural, cultural and historical tourist potentials. You can read and see more at:
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