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(19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania)

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Under the mask of gold,
I see only venomous snakes,
Poisoning her name forever....

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (1/9/2010 8:08:00 AM)

    i appreciate your view. kindly read my poem Cleopatra's glory. shan

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (1/7/2010 10:53:00 AM)

    Yeah it’s true…but Beauty of Cleo…undoubtedly non venomous in eyes of beauty admirers …
    10 not for venom…but for beauty of dear Cleo
    Ms. Nivedita

  • Braja K Sarkar (12/29/2009 6:05:00 AM)

    Really wonderful poem...I like this very much..

  • Bob Genevro (12/8/2009 12:22:00 PM)

    Hi Marieta,
    'Cleopatra' works well as haiku. I like the gold and asp references because they are two images at opposite ends tugging with each other. Cleopatra still has that animal magnetism that attracts writers and readers. I'm wondering if you're going to keep playing and experimenting with haiku.

  • Rahul Aithal (12/7/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    Wow! short but killing.

  • Fergus Condron (11/20/2009 7:45:00 AM)

    Hi Marieta,

    You started so well......too short, you could really make this great, remember how she was used by Ceaser, then cast aside by Mark Anthony.....the venomous snakes were the men in her have a good style but if you sit back and think of the great nation of Egypt and all the pressure on her, you could really make this a tragic poem, you have the skill to do it...why not? I only gave you a 4 this time.....but await you to resubmit or penn a new one? A challenge from me to you.......

  • Eyan Desir (11/10/2009 5:10:00 PM)

    hmmm, nice
    short but well said

  • Ramin Chaman (11/7/2009 1:57:00 AM)

    a famous queen of Egypt

    Hello Mari

    a nice poem..and compact.. indeed a good write..

    for this 10+


  • Roy Martinez (10/30/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    A lifetime story of this beauty in a lifetime of tenacity

  • Margaret Donaghy (10/30/2009 1:35:00 PM)

    Very short poem, but totally accurate. love it

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