Chenou Liu

Women Of Many Faces, A Haiku Sequence - Poem by Chenou Liu

Her bruised face...
an origami swan

trace of blood
the woman
breaks into syllables

Nirbhaya's ashes
scattered in the Ganges River
the scent of sunrise
(Note: The gang rape victim in India was identified only by the Hindi word for fearless, 'Nirbhaya')

the jiggle of her right breast...
Pink Parade

Wailing Wall at twilight
black-hatted men face to face
with young women

the women shouting
'no uterus no opinion! '
hazy half moon

'girly chatter…'
thorns on the stalk
of a budding rose

Comments about Women Of Many Faces, A Haiku Sequence by Chenou Liu

  • Rookie Mini M (6/28/2014 12:59:00 PM)

    beautiful. collective of strength and pain in minimal poignant moments (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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