Saturday 17 August 2019


I'm free
to bask in the sun
and have some fun.
No more bosses
fretting over losses,
or devious shirkers
posing as workers.
Let them tie each other in knots
'cos here they're only minute dots
out of sight across the sea,
far enough away from me:
out of vision is out of mind,
at least that's what I always find
when lying on the golden sand
of Egypt's legendary land.
And when I'm done with lounging here,
I'll be taking in the atmosphere
of Sphinx and lofty Pyramids, where
the Pharaohs' treasures are laid bare -
oh I hope their curses aren't for real!
But, then, I'm not here to steal,
just to experience the foreign culture
of baking heat and desert vulture.
The camels, too, are quite an attraction -
although, trying to mount one I'm driven to distraction!
But that's all part of the thrill I seek,
especially when riding with a handsome Sheikh
to his bedoin tent as his special guest,
where we'll stop a while to take a rest
and dine on eyes of sheep in aspic (??)
(oh do please find me a toilet - QUICK!).
The bubble pipe is more to my taste,
to all inhibitions it soon lays waste.
I'm carried away on flattery's tide -
it feels so good being by his side.
And, before I know it, he's proposed to me,
wants me to be his wife number three!
Oh I'm very tempted, I must admit...
but think I'd be jealous more than a bit
of his other two beautiful wives,
don't fancy a lifetime of crossed knives!
So I tell him his offer I must decline,
'cos I'm much too fond of my life being mine! 😊😊


  1. Love this you incurable romantic!!!
    I am also in love with facinates me with it's history, mystery and those gorgeous pyramids!

    You are amazing my dear and sweetest friend!!!

    Big Hugs and Much Love Always

    1. are so sweet, my beautiful friend!!
      I have never been to Egypt, but was just sitting in the garden and wondering what it would be like to holiday there...and, well, you know me...imagination just sort of took over!! Lol
      Thank you so much! :))

      Lots of Love & Hugs xxxxxxx

  2. Wonderful poem!!! I'd like to know Egypt someday...
    But be careful - I was told that camels bite (an you wouldn't like that on your thighs!)

    1. Haha, no chance of that, Ana...I am terrified of big animals so will probably never in reality venture that near to one! ;))
      Thank you so much...:))

      Hugs xxx

  3. Love this and and everything about ancient Egypt. I do believe I was there in a previous life. Seeing the pyramids have always been a dream. Fabulous poem.

    1. Me too, Mary. All my life I have been promising myself that I'll see those pyramids someday.
      Now, here I am, at sixty-three years old and still haven't been there!
      Still, hopefully one day...
      Many thanks...and so happy you enjoyed my little bit of nonsense! ;))

      Big Hugs xxx

  4. Smiling. My partner has been to Egypt several times (a few jealous thoughts) AND been on a camel safari.
    Imagination is a wonderful thing, and I loved the journey yours took us on today. Many thanks. As always.

    1. It does seem a fascinating country - and culture. I do hope to go there one day...but then, as you say, imagination is a wonderful thing. We can go anywhere we want...!
      Thank you so much, Sue...I am so happy you enjoyed the trip!😉😊

      Much love and hugs, always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  5. Enjoyed… A very fun story to take in as a dream, I suppose, and stopped just in time.. Wouldn’t want to be number three☺

    1. Oh definitely not!! Lol
      I guess that is the beauty of it, we can do just about anything...

      Many thanks, Anthony.😊😊

  6. Sooo lovely Ygraine, I love all yours poem, love is always a mysterious for me dear! hugs and love!!xoxox

    1. Oh that is so kind...and my most heartfelt thanks, dearest Gloria!😊😊

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  7. Wow,that is so well written, Egypt is so fascinating, all the history is so great!☺

    1. Thank you so much, Natalia...much appreciated!😊😊
      So happy you enjoyed xxx

  8. Oh dear you are OUTSTANDING POET :)))

    what an excellently written poem dear Ygraine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i read it twice to feel it's delight :)

    really impressive my precious friend!

    each stanza is revealing the excitment of a beautiful heart so brilliantly ,after long tiring job how it feels to get rid of all nonsense is exquisitely shown within :)

    who can resist the chuckle when you mention the sheikh's proposal in such amusing way :)))


    wishing you a countless joys of beautiful life each step my wonderful talented friend!

    1. Dearest Baili...oh your kind words have enriched this rather dull and rainy day!😊😊
      Oh thank you, my wonderful Friend...with all the gratitude in my heart...

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  9. Ygraine
    A beautiful poem that calls for freedom, but not the freedom of padlocks and chains, but the freedom contained in the lightness of each of us human beings.
    I am a journalist and I love to seek good reading, and here on your blog I found.
    Kisses and I will always come back here, because I started to follow you.

    1. Oh thank you so much for your wonderfully encouraging comment. I appreciate it so much!😊😊
      And thank you for following me!
      I have visited your blog, and it really made me is great!
      Am following you too!

      Hugs xxx

    2. Ygraine,
      Each has its own style of writing, but I am very happy to have that contact with you.
      We will always be interacting.

    3. Yes, definitely!😊😊

      Kisses back!!

  10. Estupendo ! Gracias por pasarte por mi blog! Que tengas una feliz semana! ♡♡♡

    1. Many thanks, Carolina!😊😊

      Have a super day xxx

  11. Absolutely loved this.
    So many find Egypt fascinating, including me!
    A fun read and thought you finished it so well :)

    Hope your week is going well

    All the best Jan

    1. Aww...thank you, much! So happy you enjoyed.😊😊

      Have a great day.

      Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much...I truly appreciate that!😊😊

      Hope you are having a super day!!

      Hugs xxx

  13. Well that was fun to read and so descriptive and i was just imaginging it all (except for the bathroom, lol)....and to be wife number three - what an adventure that would be!

    1. Haha, yes, wife number three...could be interesting!
      I mean, if he really annoyed could send him off to annoy one of the other wives instead, and have some cooling off time, eh?! Lol 😉😉

      Many thanks, Sandy...and so happy you enjoyed!

      Big Hugs xxx

  14. Una bellissima poesia.
    Buona giornata

  15. You made me smile! Truly love this poem Ygraine!!
    "(oh do please find me a toilet - QUICK!)." You are too funny! LOL!
    Big Hugs my friend!


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