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,
starlit
sea
What be
an Africa to me?

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

Hills of endless light
copper sun
blazing through corridors
full of mirth
sweet as earth
the small
imperfection
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!

+++ZERO+++

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!!!

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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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