Feminine

Feminine

A Poem by emipoemi

How sweet a sound is feminine,

How softly female skips

Along the ripples of the tongue

And through the supple lips.

 

A simple sigh of feminine,

Or female, woman, girl,

Exhales a warm and mystic charm

That spurs the soul to whirl.

 

Whilst masculine is coarse as stone,

And decked in monochrome.

He squarely stands and keeps his march

Set to a metronome.

 

Armed simply with a copper heart,

He tingles skin and bone,

And needs the iron of feminine,

To tint and tame his tone.

 

Yet ev’ry face of feminine

Was made from molds of man,

As Eve from Adam was conceived

To spark God’s holy plan.

 

Thus feminine is masculine

Twice firm, twice fit, twice whole,

For underneath the sweet façade

Lies heart, lies spleen, lies soul.


-EDP


© 2018 emipoemi



Author's Note

emipoemi
Happy International Women's Day!

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Firstly absolutely love the message here, and an incredible new way to originate the empowerment point, as I had never considered how even the sound assigned to women is defining the kind of character they should become.
Secondly, the rhyming in this is brilliant through the male stanzas, new and purposeful.
Thirdly, your consonance and use of the harsher 't's for men and 'f's and 'p's for women is brilliant and something which I definitely want to start incorporating into my poetry as I think when spoken it is just as rhythmic and emphatic as rhyming.
Only praise for this poem

Posted 3 Months Ago


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emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! It's highly advisable to think about what you want to say in the poem, and let th.. read more
Emma

3 Months Ago

Yes I always find that it is often second nature to encorporate these things into your writing and o.. read more



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What a lovely tribute to woman for women's day.
Beautiful poem!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
Anise

3 Months Ago

You are welcome!
Your words present the celebration of complimentary and beautiful things.

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Why, thank you! I simply let the Muse guide me ;) Glad you enjoyed it!
closed

3 Months Ago

I hear you man and you are very welcome :)
Just lovely!! I enjoyed your contrast between the sweet softness of femininity, and the sturdy, rigid strength of masculinity. Men and women were created to be complimentary to each other- I like how you highlighted this, and at the end paid tribute to the hidden, quiet strength and taming nature of femininity. Excellent piece!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

That was the intention! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading.
Filled with pondering thought and found no myths to point a finger at... Enjoyed this piece

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Glad you did. Thanks for reading.
What a joy to read! I liked the Biblical undertones too. "And needs the iron of feminine", being a nine-syllable line, however, clashes with your 8686 rhyme scheme......maybe the word "feminine" could be replaced with a two syllable option, like "her soul".....which could fit perfectly....

Brilliant poetry :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

I see what you mean, and I will look more into that, but for now, I like the sound of the little jum.. read more
One word.............great!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you!
Not in a position to say much but -"Thus feminine is masculine
Twice firm, twice fit, twice whole,
For underneath the sweet façade
Lies heart, lies spleen, lies soul."
Love the rhymes here (especially this part) and of the entire poem. I am so glad i read this !



Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Glad you did, too!
This is splendid...
it's sweet, powerful, and ethereal just as every woman is!
love the rhyme and the flow.. very musical :)


Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
Wow.
I wish I had come across this on Women's day lol!
A brilliant piece of writing!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
I love the imagery in this poem. I can imagine this in my head as I read it. I love the ending how you bring into account that we are 2x more because we contain both qualities. How we have the X and Y chromosome giving us aspects of both, yet very different. I liked how you described each gender in its own way, but you brought it together perfectly in the end. Very well written!

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

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