Monday, 9 May 2016

#safariLIVE Viewer Profile: Helen Hobart and Her Safari Haikus


safariLIVE viewer Helen Hobart has an unusual hobby. She pens haikus based on the sights and sounds of drive. "I belong to a group called World Justice News and here is where I was first introduced to the live safaris," she says.

She is entering a poetry contest with the haikus she has written. "The chat group at worldjusticenews.com will have on online safari party on May 13th and there will be a safari themed poetry contest."

Here are some of the safariLIVE inspired poems Helen has written:

Africa is fun
There are lots of animals 
Under the hot sun
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Karula is big
Spotty fur looks like a wig
She eats like a pig
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I saw a hippo
He was fat from head to toe
Tail went to and fro
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Jamie is a guide
She talks and talks, oh my my
Help her when she drives
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James likes to sing songs
Plays guitar he brings along
Strumming all night long
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Sam is the new man
With the wooden elephant
He drives over land
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Brent is very tall
He sometimes wears a red shawl
Lion like his calls

Helen says that the she loves safari because it's "actually live" and the guides have such a vast knowledge of the bush and the animals we encounter. "I have so many favorite sightings, it would be hard to pick just one. But, the sighting with Brent who came across the pride of lions who made a buffalo kill, although this was a graphic sighting, was one. Brent and his camera-man, managed to get this sighting from the beginning to the end."

She recommends safariLIVE to "everyone who will listen" and feels that it adds great value to people's lives. "I tell them it is exciting to watch, that it is an actual live experience, and that you can ask questions of the guides who will answer you live from South Africa!"

WE wish Helen good luck at the safari party, and hope her haikus do well in the competition.

If you have an interesting story to tell about your #safariLIVE or WildEarth experience, and would like to be featured in a future #safariLIVE Viewer Profile, contact us with your contributions, photo and video submissions at mystory@wildearth.tv. You could be interviewed next!

1 comment:

Nadege said...

Wonderful job Helen! I had so much fun reading the Haikus.