Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 67,346 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

The Handiness Of Gender

Poem by Douglas Scotney

Two landforms resembling two human features -
for that matter, two of many creatures -
are the headlands on either side of a mouth.

Each looks like a lip
and is distinguished by 'left' and 'right',
'top' and 'bottom', 'upper' and 'lower',
'east' and 'west' or 'north' and 'south' -

for that matter, by 'le haut' and 'le bas'
or 'la gauche' and 'le droit' -
therefore, simply by 'le' and 'la'.

Topic(s) of this poem: gender, landscape , language, mouth, places


Poet's Notes about The Poem

haut = upper; bas = lower
la gauche = the left; le droit = the right

Comments about The Handiness Of Gender by Douglas Scotney

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/1/2020 3:01:00 AM)

    Two landforms resembling two human features and you have amazingly expressed your thought. Right meaning of the word gives us understanding. therefore, simply by 'le' and 'la', we can say. This poem is informative to us.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020



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