Cleopatra

With curls the shade of serpent’s blood,
Twisting and knotting,
Coiling and plunging,
Around pearls of antique cream,
A neck of bronzed skin,
Her mouth of vintage wine,
Every drop savoured,
Seduced by the tongue of gods,

Egyptian goddess,
Haunting the throne,
Casting light over the Nile,
Valleys and basins,
Fountain of youth,
Immortalised in the history books,

Ravens bask in beauty, Cobra’s dance in song,
The mellow harp plays,
The heart rose of dawn,
Casting shadows across the chamber night,
Written in the wind,
Bound by the tides,
Noosed by decree,
Their hearts a timeless muse,

Cleopatra and Antony.

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20 thoughts on “Cleopatra

  1. Jennifer, your poetry is always like fine wine 🙂
    I know that you are one busy lady, but I couldn’t resist inviting you to the 3 quotes challenge on my recent post ”The Nanny goat and her young ones.” I always enjoy reading from you. Regards, Jacqueline

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