Chenou Liu


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

Her bruised face...
folding
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')

remembering
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

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (3/2/2016 3:50:00 PM)

    powerful emotive, beautiful images illuminating violence rape, the tragedy of the perpetual abuse of woman; if only we could cleanse the world as easily as you have written a skilful protest poem; we change the world with the ripples of our words, in our poetic protests 10+++ (Report) Reply

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  • 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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