From Man to Woman Arna Baartz *2006
Beautiful and kind
heart open wide
Man is here
wants to be
loved we see…..to exist is all.
Making the rough
the phallic reaching, mother womb
fertile fields a sad man’s tomb.
A question soft and true;
See me? I see you. Please see me? I’m here too.
Out of hand,
far too grand and now we’ve lost the point.
A blood-tipped point,
the taste of salt,
a rusty thing no-ones fault.
Beautiful and gentle
a cry…..short and true;
See me? I see you.
Please see me,
I’m here too.
10 thoughts on “From Man To Woman”
Arna…this is soooo great! Thanks for this lovely and true gem.
wow! you are so welcome! It is such a pleasure to write for eyes that listen ;-))
Visceral and Moving! A man could learn something about a woman from this poem.
Something that only a poet could put into words.
thanks! i learned a lot as i wrote it, about myself and about how i viewed the man woman relationship
So symbolic…special…thank you for sharing S P! Write On! 🙂
Wonderful compliment, I will….pen is moving in my mind…..
‘Please see me, I’m here too.” Seems sad to me, Arna. Beautiful, but sad.
it is a sad one…its about how we can tend to be locked into judgements based on gender….and believe it or not its more a plea from MAN for the women or world to see him as a gentle and true human…and maybe if we saw him for that then he could be free to be more of that, if you get my drift….:-) thanks for commenting
Really great poem! I love the way you use the spacing, really drawing it out. It moves quickly and anxiously but with a sense of wanting to slow and savor. They are two.
Thankyou, i like the way you put that…inspires me to play even more…