Nangamso Ndikandika

Rookie (13 January 1987 / Cala (old transkei))

The Body Of A Woman - Poem by Nangamso Ndikandika

The body of a woman
This is a beautiful sculpture perfected by God
Within it there many engines

And many rivers
Rivers which flow of blood so beautifully and painfully
Rivers which flow with milk to feed a child

The body of a woman
Comes in shapes and sizes
It’s carried by a short or tall skeleton
No matter what size skeleton you carry
Delivery is not compromised
No matter what size you are to be proud
For you are women

Comments about The Body Of A Woman by Nangamso Ndikandika

  • Rookie Lungelo Mbatha (11/8/2007 10:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece, Sister! One's body is a gift from Above, what ever the 'outlook', give thanx and have pride- cheerS! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Alancia Lebogang Mogorosi (11/4/2007 9:08:00 AM)

    thanks for defining women in the right word that no one would have ever defined them. it is a lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Indira Babbellapati (10/23/2007 5:17:00 AM)

    rivers of blood and rivers of milk...only a woman is capable of holding either...u r so down to earth that what u so far wrote has a unique earthy quality to them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Caelee Laing (10/23/2007 4:47:00 AM)

    Nice...Women really are the most beautiful beings in existence, you bring that out brilliantly in this poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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