Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Cleopatra's Spring by Nada Adel Sobhi - Poem

I see you
Travelling from the shores
Of the mighty Mediterranean
To a lonely oasis
In the heart
Of a thousand palm trees

I see you
Shrugging off your sandals,
The weight of the world
For a warm water dive
Your little spring
Where you let go,
And heal

Where the water washes it all away
And you let it
And over
With every dive
And every plunge

Cleopatra's Spring. Image via Let's Explore Siwa Group on Facebook

You paint your skin
And traverse the land
Like a queen
And you are a Queen

Close your eyes, Cleopatra
And let the water drench you
Let the world and its wars
Drop to the bottom

And open your eyes
See with a new vision
A clear sight

Close your eyes, Cleopatra
Then open them
And decide…

By: Nada Adel Sobhi

This poem was written while on a trip to the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. Amazing place. A desert but full of beauty and natural scenery and simplicity.

Image taken from Facebook group Let's Explore Siwa, which is moderated by Siwa resident Yahya Moussa, who was also part of my tour.

Cleopatra's Spring via Trip Advisor


  1. I love it nooni keep it up dear ����

  2. Nice, a narrative with personification of Cleopatra Spring. Short stanzas, nice imagery and appreciation of nature. As if painting a masterpiece on a canvas.