(9 -21 / Thrissur (Kerala) / Vijayawada (A.P) , India)

Woman In The Village - Poem by M.D DINESH NAIR

The woman in the village
Stood there on the gravel street
With a face pale and a gloom evading nothing.
Famished body and tensed mind
Are her two duals well knit for ever.
Her man is dead long before
And her kids are wretched and apart.

The lone woman of all seasons of the land!
She stood before the deity dark all over
With her folded hands shivering for want of strength.
The deity heeded none of her prayers for
It did not know even for once that it was a deity indeed!
The skies rained the big drops
And hers struggled to run down.

Down her feet
Earth shook and a hole caved in,
She fell not
For above her head were flying strong
Vultures dark which had begun to claim
Her famished flesh once more.
The clouds had now given in to thunders loud.

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Comments about Woman In The Village by M.D DINESH NAIR

  • (9/16/2012 8:26:00 AM)

    Very well written as is all of your work. I try to glean writing tips from your poetry. In so many parts of the world, the picture of this impoverished, 'universal' woman is well known. Keenly observed but sad indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (8/16/2012 10:26:00 AM)

    The haunting picture of the miserable lady standing alone, staring at a bleak future with vultures hovering over her head is poignantly drawn by you! ! A powerful write! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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