A Geisha

A Geisha

A Poem by Atashusi

Her eyes are hiding a stirred salty sea, a storm in her soul
Her skin drawn with chalk
Her lips speckled with blood,
Her hair sparkle with an endless darkness.
Her cheeks gloss with the bright cherry blossom
Her body a field, draped with a light ocher kimono 

 The silently sensual, rainbow. Lit across her shadow.

As the quivering flowers bend in disguise.

She moves slowly in the rain, holding shade, bringing dreams to the street.





© 2017 Atashusi



Author's Note

Atashusi
Geisha= traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation, mainly to entertain not only male customers but also female customers today.
Kimono= a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" , has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used. The kimono is always used in important festival or formal moments, it is the representative of polite and a very formal clothing.

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I loved how this was so descriptive. Many people misinterpret what a geisha is. Also, many people believe that it is just a person who walks around wearing a lot of makeup which is untrue. It truly is an interesting lifestyle.
Your writing is flawless and beautiful. You have a knack for descriptions.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

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Thank you:)



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Beautifully written! I really enjoyed reading this:)

Posted 20 Hours Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

17 Hours Ago

Thank you!
the way of description is commendable

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Atashusi

1 Day Ago

Thank you:)
Very good write..i loved it😊

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Atashusi

1 Day Ago

Thank you:)
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Lovely write , the mystery of a geisha revealed.

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Atashusi

1 Day Ago

Thank you:)
I heard that becoming a geisha takes just as long as it would take for someone to become a doctor, which is simply incredible. This isn't just a woman who walks around and tries to entertain. This is integrated into her lifestyle, which is what it looks like you're trying to convey. I also heard that the original geishas were men, though I don't know if that's true. Anyways, great job!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

1 Day Ago

Thank you!
I loved how this was so descriptive. Many people misinterpret what a geisha is. Also, many people believe that it is just a person who walks around wearing a lot of makeup which is untrue. It truly is an interesting lifestyle.
Your writing is flawless and beautiful. You have a knack for descriptions.

Posted 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

1 Day Ago

Thank you:)
love this write, simple yet meaningfully deep. well done :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

2 Days Ago

Thank you:)
Just an opinion ... the fourth (4th) line of your poem, 'sparkle' should be 'sparkling', and in the fifth (5th) line, I think that 'gloss' should be 'glossed'. Might sound a little more parallel that way. Otherwise, great job! :)

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

2 Days Ago

Thank you:)
A amazing poem. Your good description make the situation and character come alive. Thank you Atashusi for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

3 Days Ago

Thank you too!
Coyote Poetry

3 Days Ago

You are welcome.
"As the quivering flowers bend in disguise.
She moves slowly in the rain, holding shade, bringing dreams to the street."
This write apart from being beautifully written, added to my knowledge of the Japanese culture.. Nicely penned ☺👍

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Atashusi

3 Days Ago

Thank you:)
YumnaKay

3 Days Ago

You're welcome! ☺

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