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What Am I

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What Am I

Who Art Thou?

Thou carriest me to distant clime, to Egypt in my mind.
I’m Cleopatra, naked. In thy folds, I solace find.
Thou art gentle, like sweet Antony. With body splayed, I lie
Upon thee in a valley, and above us is blue sky.

Those times, I come to visit thee with arms outstretched, for peace.
Other times, with steady strokes, I find in thee release.
Thou holdest me though I cut thee; thou art soothing like a balm.
I love  thee when thou art able to flow, clear and calm.

At times, thou canst rage. On those days, I've no need of thee,
But other times I move within thee, working mightily.
And when my body’s spent, I leave thee for a while
Until I see thee next, and thou wilt be for me, my Nile. 

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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 2:27:00 PM
    Congratulations and I understand

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 5:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderfully penned poem on Who Am I , andrea

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:52:00 PM
    very intriguing write Anthea congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 7:03:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea, i loved the flow very nile...like. cheers H

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 3:36:00 PM
    A somewhat sensual tribute to water. Flowed nicely and was aided by the archaic english scattered throughout. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:14:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations, in the "What AM I" contest... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 1:09:00 PM
    Andrea, for what thou the answer..LOL , CONGRATULATIONS!! Sending you a big hug, I had so much fun reading every entry. I have a blog "What did you say about me???" Hopefully, you stop by when you have time, and reveal the answer. Tell US here or on my blog. WAHT! WHAT! And WHO YOU ARE? Always and Forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 12:58:00 AM
    this is sinfully beautiful, this sort of writing is illegal. I was born in Zimbabwe but I am Malawian, So I have a Malawian passport and right now i am living and working in Cape Town South Africa, Although towards June i'm planning on going to France to join their Foreign Legionnaires . Where are you from?

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 8:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Flowing Water" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 1:22:00 AM
    You can have the Nile Andrea, its the dirtiest river I have ever seen. Great poem and congrats on your HM. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 12:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your win on the contest. Very clever write on this one. Not feeling good today so not sure what is up. My stomach was acting up last night and took a power buster stomach pill(prescription one) but is not helping. Stomach feels funny-I feel funny. soup mail. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 12:28:00 AM
    Very nice Andrea. Congratulations

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 12:03:00 AM
    Beautiful, Andrea. Congrats on your HOnorable Mention. Kim

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:43:00 PM
    Very interesting and clever. Congratulations Andrea. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:13:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on HM in flowing waters my friend..with lovely creative lines of beauty..my friend..enjoy honor...

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:10:00 PM
    congrats on your HM in the contest with this interesting piece

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 7:20:00 AM
    A great trip in time, Andrea. Such a well-written response to her poetry contest. Just glowingly elegant. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 12:43:00 AM
    Love your poem, but I liked it better before I 'caught on.' A delight.

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 1:32:00 PM
    A very good write....thanks for the nice comments..........George

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 11:54:00 AM
    Truly lovely piece, my friend - and I love the riddle fun : )

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