Dilantha Gunawardana

Woman 3 - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Show me a woman
That can turn a man with her hips
In the artistry of burlesque and belly
Show me a woman
That can be filled with pancakes
And fill a size 16 dress
Show me a woman
Who can kiss you like spring
And color you like autumn
Show me a woman
That can hold you like a harbor
And scaffold your spirits with her hold
Show me a woman
That can collapse your knees
Even in the absence of a ring
Show me a woman
Who can wrench real tears
And soak a cotton handkerchief
Show me a woman
That can fill you and empty you
Like water to finite space
Show me a woman
That can surprise you like dawn
And undress your eyes with light
Show me a woman
Who will not dream of unborn babies
While making love to your body
Show me a woman
That will quench the man in you
And feed the boy within
Show me a woman
That will marinate your soul
And season your eyes
Show me a woman
That will unravel like a tube of toothpaste
Until all of her is naked within your soul
Show me a woman
That will crash like lightning
And howl like the wind
Show me a woman
That knows how to love like a child
In the absence of motive
Show me that woman
That will write your life’s script
With every drop of ink
Of her cosmic endlessness

Topic(s) of this poem: Woman

Poet's Notes about The Poem

International Women's Day

Comments about Woman 3 by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Lawanya Wijesekara (6/18/2016 11:07:00 PM)

    i like the ideals described
    and the search for such (Show me a woman...)
    in one person,
    which will be rare to find...
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  • Adeline Foster (5/29/2016 3:28:00 PM)

    You admit that you are experimenting; but the grammar need not be. When speaking of persons, it is necessary to use 'Who' instead of the impersonal 'that'. Each verse should read: Show me a woman who can...
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  • Navod Dilhara (2/28/2016 12:12:00 PM)

    The poem has quite extraordinarily been written to a specific rhythm.. Great work! (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (10/18/2015 7:47:00 AM)

    It seems so real - that you write to a concrete woman! She is rich with images! (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/23/2015 8:37:00 AM)

    WOW! You have a powerful gift! I love this poem... I think it would stir the hearts of both men and women. What a writer you are! (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (3/8/2015 2:50:00 PM)

    A good depiction of virtuous woman, who understands the intricacies of her man's character and carefully caters to it. Such a woman need not fear of competition with other women for her love is indeed secure. A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and penned with insight. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

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