The Nile for Blogophilia 49.5


boat moves

river flows

early morning

flies land on warm skin

livestock graze on the banks

birds swoop sun shines on water

women wash laundry in full view

in upstairs lounge sitting mesmerized

my blank mind jolts back to reality

hours passed gazing at sights highlight of trip

sipping hibiscus tea needs sugar

bright sun glistens on cool water

can recapture emotions

name of boat is Mayfair

good morning to you



the blue





One thing talk can’t accomplish is communication. This is because everybody’s talking too much to pay attention to what anyone is saying. This is especially true of the clashes going on now in Egypt. As it was, We got out just in time.

written for

Blogophilia Week 49.5 topic: As It Were
Bonus Points:
(Hard, 2pts): Quote PJ O’Rourke
(Easy, 1pt): Include a punk rocker
used the Clash

and the quote came from hereย 

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20 Responses to The Nile for Blogophilia 49.5

  1. trev says:

    dreamy… you caught the essence of the Nile for me here Sue…
    your words conjuring up images in my mind of a land I have never visited…
    why do people argue so much when they have so much on tap for nothing except for the cost of time it takes to see what there is all around them…. none so blind as those who refuse to see!!
    that last shot here says it all for me girl… loved the read.. and the way you set out your wordage Sue… I expect this arrangement has a name… I will call is easy understanding OK?… loved it girl.. xxx

  2. Mae Clair says:

    I feel like I was transported. What sights you must have seen. Beautifully captured, Sue. Between the poetry and the photos, I feel like I’ve taken a journey!

  3. Absolutely stunning poem, felt like I was floating along taking in the sights…. *sigh* Gorgeous etheree!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Marvin says:

    it is hard to imagine that so much blood has flowed into such a beautiful blue river. 8 points Earthling! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Chuck says:

    Wonderfully pastorial. I have to agree Egypt doesn’t seem to be a good place to visit this week, but glad you got there while it still was. I’d like to go there someday – but I fear it is still years away

  6. kismetbtr says:

    It must have been the trip of a life time. Hey if your hubby wants to go on another trip you don’t want to, just call me. I will go for you haha

  7. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Gorgeous pics, Sue. You’d never know there was a problem there. Loved the poem shaped like a ship. Beautiful.

  8. Feathered Pen says:

    Oh, you’ve been travelling?! Very serene and wonderfully crafted Sue!

  9. DJS says:

    Very neat posts. Love the pics.

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