Burka Poem by Simone Inez Harriman


Rock thrown at ocean
Silent sea of blue women
Little mesh window

Terry Craddock 18 November 2015

so much is seen unseen veiled, in mystery personality deleted, in public places quarantined, behind bars male severity imposed, religion or female talent creativity suppressed, the framed mesh fibres spaces enclosed, behind trap burka viewing spot mind censored?

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Terry Craddock 21 November 2015

Burka Mystery Dilemma: Sacred Personality Deleted so much is seen unseen veiled in mystery personality deleted in public places quarantined behind bars male severity imposed religion or female talent creativity suppressed behind framed mesh fibres spaces enclosed behind trap burka viewing spot mind censored Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Burka' by Simone Inez Harriman. Dedicated to the poet Simone Inez Harriman.

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Jak Black 24 November 2015

Wait awhile, the tide will turn, Witness, then, the blue sea churn. Power, flowing, uncurtailed. Feminism, now unveiled.

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Pamela Sinicrope 18 November 2015

What a stunning visual! This is more Senryu than haiku, but it has all the elements and then some.

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Valsa George 04 December 2015

Insightful crafting and beautiful imagery! Yes, women need to be empowered, especially those within Burka. Let them come out of the' little mesh window'!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 October 2018

Let the women come out from burka, the little meshy window. They ought to fight against injustice. A great senryu having great theme and vast meaning. Beautifully penned. Though this poem is concise yet it is attractive that attracts me for second visit.Thanks for sharing

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Bri Edwards 29 September 2018

, been here too! ! bri :)

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Susan Williams 25 August 2017

It is not often that three lines of poetry get such enthusiastic comments as this one has received below! ! ! That is how to influence the world today toward a more compassionate understanding world where there are open windows everywhere. So vividly written, Simone.10+++++++++++++++++++++++ and a place of honor on my fav list

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Loke Kok Yee 19 March 2016

Sometimes they wear it by choice but in most cases it's forced. Discrimination is one perception but for them it is just their way of life. This is a very well thought out senryu. Thanks Simone...!)

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Anil Kumar Panda 07 January 2016

A gem. Thanks for sharing.

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