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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

  • Rookie talia (11/21/2017 2:03:00 PM)

    awesome i love it this so helped me with my assignmed on africa (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 16,533 Points Zwelethu Siwaphiwe Shweni (9/13/2016 4:01:00 AM)

    What an amazing peace about our beloved........! Figuratively, Africa is smiling. Literally, the people in it loves Diana for this wonderful poem. Thanks SisD, igama lakho elitsha elo, I hope you understand. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 35,288 Points Laurie Van Der Hart (9/12/2016 1:53:00 PM)

    Beautiful! The Africa in you is re-awakening the Africa in me. (Report) Reply

    Veteran Poet - 1,347 Points Diana Van Den Berg (9/12/2016 3:37:00 PM)

    Oh, how lovely! I am so happy that it is re-awakening the Africa in you, Laurie! Thank you for your kind words.

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Poems About Africa

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  3. 3. Africa , Claude McKay
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