Treasure Island

Courtney Kane


Depth Of A Woman


there is depth in me that is
much like the sea
and on days of my greatest gleam
i am the woman who manages
what some may say is the impossible

a son, a daughter, i have them all
and nothing prevents me from
keeping them calm, in great winds,
in the roughest rain,

the sight of my eyes, the searing pain
of life's hard road,
it all bulds to a glorious strength,

the strength of the women before me,
it is the depth of a worldly woman.

Submitted: Sunday, June 05, 2005

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  • Random Crap (9/7/2007 2:39:00 PM)

    Well done this is a really nice poem. Well done to all the powerfull and deep women out there! I hope to become one x-x-x (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Daly (8/10/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    This is a particularly beautiful poem. The use of occassional rhyme works very well. The idea of the poem is great, I wonder if the sea simile could not be exorcised in favour of something else that suggests, profoundness. (Report) Reply

  • Ted Sheridan (8/4/2007 12:35:00 AM)

    I love the sea...I swim and surf in it, so I waded into this one to find it less than ankle deep my sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Anong All (6/14/2005 10:11:00 AM)

    l like your poem, it gives the feeling of honour, and strength. Interesting way, you have styled your words. (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (6/5/2005 10:03:00 AM)

    This is a lovely thought, Courtney. I have only one criticism. Your first line states 'there is a depth in me that is much like the sea' yet you did not go on and support the simile. You showed that you were wrong, you gave the motivation for strength (your son and daughter) but you didn't really show us how your depth is like the sea.

    Raynette (Report) Reply

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