A comment by Jane about the predicament of modern woman

Jane commented the other day my poem Awaiting Windows:

The women were lingering,
their image.

The windows
were silently
their absence

This poem needs to be sent around the world. It says so much about women, the craving for self-esteem, beauty, the hallucinating mind, am I good enough? Wonderful imagery. Did the windows feel the emptiness of the women looking for themselves? Engrained in a set of “cultural requirements,” are the women looking into the mirror saddened with their empty image? Why did they look for their “image?” Your poem offers much for discussion. A painful poem for me to consider deeply. Thank you for opening up the discontent of women. A Mirror for Encounters!

“Some women marry houses,
It’s another kind of skin, it has a heart,
a mouth, a liver and bowel movements.

The walls are permanent and pink.
See how she sits on her knees all day,
faithfully washing herself down…”

” Many women live in the utmost spiritual and creative poverty; they are in fact ‘homeless’.”

Author Patricia Reis

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

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