Blue Nile

Defying the harshest desert
nurtured the birth and growth
of a stupendous human effort

The indomitable writ
of the pharaoic era
A monumental stamp
of the Egyptian spirit

Blue Nile cuts through
the desolate Saharan sands
like maternal passage promising life,
Life that is and Life to be.

Vast ruthless desert
the cool Blue Nile, a combination
that bred a culture sublime.