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It's The Africa In Me - Poem by Diana van den Berg

It’s the Africa in me
that loves the forest in which I wake,
that sees and hears its fauna and flora and revels in their names.

It’s the Africa in me
that you hear in my spirited conversation,
that shakes my shoulders as I sob my sorrows
or laugh my insides, inside-out.

It’s the Africa in me
that keeps me reading poetry deep into the night
and causes me to stroke the sinuous muscles of my striped, domestic cat
and kiss the muzzle of my gently nickering horse.

It’s the Africa in me
that has taught me how to love
and patches up the fragments of my soul after each disaster
and renews my zeal and increases my understanding
in preparation for the next onslaught.

It’s the Africa in me
that has carried me
from my first baby breath
and will support me to my very last.

I am truly a child born of Africa.

(August 1999)


Comments about It's The Africa In Me by Diana van den Berg

  • Gold Star - 11,434 Points Lungelo S Mbuyazi (5/16/2018 3:13:00 PM)

    Well penned...it's the Africa in me that caused me to read such and expensive African poem...10+ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ggenza ffeza (5/16/2018 2:21:00 PM)

    true its Africa in me that I search for poems about africa (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ggenza ffeza (5/16/2018 2:21:00 PM)

    true its Africa in me that I search for poems about africa (Report) Reply

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Poems About Africa

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  2. 2. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
  3. 3. Africa , Claude McKay
  4. 4. Brother Africa , Colin Ian Jeffery
  5. 5. ! ! Spirit Of Africa , Bob Blackwell
  6. 6. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
  7. 7. An Africa Thunderstorm , David Rubadiri
  8. 8. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
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  10. 10. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
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  12. 12. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
  13. 13. ' My Africa Home , Efe Benjamin
  14. 14. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
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  16. 16. Africa Sings , Diana van den Berg
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  18. 18. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
  19. 19. Africa, My Ancient Home! , Eche Ononukwe
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  30. 30. Rise Up Africa , Paul Owusu-Aduening
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  34. 34. My Africa , Emmanuel Odum
  35. 35. Africa , Herbert Nehrlich
  36. 36. Csi Africa 'Haiku' , Josephe Buchanan
  37. 37. Daughter Of Africa , Peter Rhodes
  38. 38. Urban Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  39. 39. Africa. , Solomon Bright Dankwa
  40. 40. Africa , Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
  41. 41. Rise Up Africa , Matt Ancient
  42. 42. Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  43. 43. Africa , Brynn Fier
  44. 44. Father Africa , Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
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