Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 23,687 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Womanliness - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

! Womanliness

Observing without
Being observed
Is the womanliness.
Attending without
Embarrassing
Is the manliness.

Responding
In concealment
Is the womanliness.
Advancing
Without bruising
Is the manliness.

Yielding
Without showing
Is the womanliness.
Reaching
Without betraying
Is the manliness.

Getting caught,
As if by coercion,
Is womanliness.
Sudden jump
With a pretence
Is manliness.

Will live long then
Their love
Though fruiting
Is accidental.
Mere flowering too
Is fragrant!
03.11.99


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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 13, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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