Woman

Woman

A Poem by Sujash I. Purna
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It was written a couple of years ago. A pretty girl who I was too shy to talk to is my inspiration here. Now I ponder...I haven't overcome this weird shyness of mine...yet!

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I talk of silly dreams
And of reveries
Those out of my reach.

Woman,
I see you in stills,
On bill-boards and on TV screens,
Yet I never place my eyes on yours
Too shy for my burning cheeks.

I talk of gallantry
Then again wallow in a reverie.
In some spider men suits saving
Mary Jane Watsons.

I talk of beauty
That runs around in circles, thee
Woman, yours is most dazzling;
Yet I never place my eyes on yours
Too shy for my burning cheeks.

I behold you Woman, in Mona Lisas in art galleries
Even in Modigliani, Picasso’s women
They were beaming from their frames
But I was too shy to sing a hymn.

You Woman,
You baffle me with your beauty
You the Charming, you beguile me.

From Oedipus complex to jealousy
I writhed with pain, I writhed in shame,
Yet I never place my eyes on yours
Too shy for my burning cheeks.

Yet I’m charmed by your affection motherly
In Mother Theresa, Florence Nightingale I see thee
This earth would have been gray with misery
Had your pulchritude not touched his heart’s strings.

Woman,
Yet I never place my eyes on yours
Too shy for my burning cheeks.



© 2012 Sujash I. Purna



Author's Note

Sujash I. Purna
Photo Credit: unknown artist, unknown work

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This is an incredibly sweet piece capturing a person's inability to look beauty in the eye, and also their ability to see it everywhere. Of course, the answer is to take the mysticism and on-a-pedestal-ness away from the opposite sex and to look at those notions straight in the eye. But then we wouldn't get sweet poetry about awkwardness and appreciation and maybe the awkwardness is needed for the appreciation.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Absolutely brilliant.

Posted 5 Years Ago


The elements of shyness and awkwardness are brought out quite wonderfully and the comparisons of your muse to various women in history and to portraits were fabulous! I especially loved the repetition of the lines, "Yet I never... too shy for my burning cheeks."

Cute work, and keep writing! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Next time, just hand her this and you'll be good to go. This was another great one. I really liked the repetition of the lines:

"Yet I never place my eyes on yours
Too shy for my burning cheeks."

Posted 5 Years Ago


I love the many comparisons you did with describing this woman! I am just very captivated!

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is really lovely, well done :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is very nice and beautiful!

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is an incredibly sweet piece capturing a person's inability to look beauty in the eye, and also their ability to see it everywhere. Of course, the answer is to take the mysticism and on-a-pedestal-ness away from the opposite sex and to look at those notions straight in the eye. But then we wouldn't get sweet poetry about awkwardness and appreciation and maybe the awkwardness is needed for the appreciation.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so honest and real.... full of emotions that you aren't afraid to share and to me that is a wonderful quality.... I really love this piece... you allow your readers to hear your inner voice... very brave and i really like it... i think allot of women would !!

Posted 5 Years Ago


I quite like the innocent tone you've built up within this piece. A pleasure to read your words and comprehend their meaning!

Posted 5 Years Ago


I don't understand the "too shy to sing a hymn" line. The rest is very eloquent. Well done, overall. Thanks for a great read.

Posted 5 Years Ago



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Sujash I. Purna
Sujash I. Purna

Kirksville, MO



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Wotcher! I am Sujash and I ramble. I am a freshman at Truman State University from 2012(isn't it this year???!!!). I'm looking forward to a dual major in Creative Writing and Music(Performance) .. more..

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