What Be an Africa to Me MAG

January 21, 2009
By Nicholas Hébert DIAMOND, Austin, Texas
Nicholas Hébert DIAMOND, Austin, Texas
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Spicy grove
treasure trove
cinnamon tree
or scarlet,
What be
an Africa to me?

deep like the rivers
the horizon’s embrace
winds – flashing horror
What be
an Africa to me?

Hills of endless light
copper sun
blazing through corridors
full of mirth
sweet as earth
the small
of the world
a coppered sun
That be
an Africa to me.

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on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:25 pm
mariarivera SILVER, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
" Dont cry because its over. Smile because it happened" - Dr.Seuss

Good job. I liked how you described Africa with detail.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Feb. 5 2012 at 12:27 am
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is so sweet. Really expresses "what be an africa to me" ;) really wonderful. Love the way your thoughts and feelings are shared and flow. Thank you :)

Kay4theRoses said...
on Aug. 14 2010 at 9:34 pm
Kay4theRoses, O&#39brien, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"all's fair in love and war." And "Beware of a fat man whose belly doesn't jiggle when he laughs."-A Chinese philosopher. =)

you goy your thoughts across without excess use of words and that was very talented.

anyone read my newer work and give me some feedback?

on Aug. 14 2010 at 5:22 pm
silenceandnoise SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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I actually went to Africa this summer, and this poem truly brought me back there. Great job!

on Jun. 9 2010 at 5:15 pm
LihuaEmily SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch." -Alan Guth

Flawless and spot on, my friend!

BoJammin GOLD said...
on Nov. 23 2009 at 4:07 pm
BoJammin GOLD, Niantic, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"A ship is safe in a harbour, but that is not where a ship is meant to stay"

This is great. descriptions paint a blazing picture. nice!

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 5:18 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

Beautiful descriptons, a true feast for the imagination!

-Blessed Be!


Emily said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 8:57 pm
that was so espressive- the spices, the earth, everything was so descriptive that im almost speechless! keep up the good work

on Jun. 20 2009 at 7:36 pm
kittykat123 SILVER, Fairmount City, Pennsylvania
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really liked the first stnza:)!!!!!!!!!!! keep on writeing!!!:) check out sum of mine!!!



on Jun. 12 2009 at 6:29 pm
Love_Kills_the_Blind PLATINUM, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Never regret anything, at one point its exactly what you wanted."

This was so descriptive! i could see all you were saying! you're a very talented writer keep it up!

Brandi Kim said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 3:13 pm
Brandi Kim, Sanford, Florida
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interesting. makes me want to go to Africa even more.

khaki said...
on May. 30 2009 at 10:59 am
it's lovely.i felt as if i was in Africa - the cinnamon,spices,the sweet earth.it is beautiful!

on May. 30 2009 at 6:23 am
Stephanie9 SILVER, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-Oscar Wilde

The first stanza is my absolute favorite. Your style is completely your own. Keep on writing!

on May. 21 2009 at 3:48 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

I love it! Thats all I can say!...

on May. 20 2009 at 12:21 am
practicerandomkindness, Rindge, New Hampshire
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This poem is FANTASTIC!!! It has a very unique style, and I like that.

on May. 18 2009 at 6:52 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I love the style and the rythm of this poem... It really touchs my heart...

Mikal SILVER said...
on May. 16 2009 at 12:46 am
Mikal SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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I liked how u used metaphors. Check out my poem:A letter to love

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on May. 6 2009 at 7:36 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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it was interesting... i like the word choice

on May. 1 2009 at 12:54 am
-xlimitless239x- GOLD, Vanceboro, North Carolina
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That is a good poem. Take it from an African. I like it.

Keep 'em comin.

on Apr. 27 2009 at 2:57 pm
CressFerriera GOLD, Richmondville, New York
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The poem is good. Are you African? That would only make sense


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