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

Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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  • 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

  • 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 - 40 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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