I am a Woman by Parveen Sethi



In my anklets

and my armlets,

in my bangles

and the 

bindi I adorn on my forehead,

in my Kohl lined eyes

and in the red rose of

my Jooda,

I carry a part

of you , O my beloved.


I breathe you

in the scents I wear

and drape your memories

within my saaree’s layers.



Enamoured by your


I do ask from you

promise of the moon and stars

but do not be deceived

by my soft demeanour.


On a whim I can bring

the moon down in our

bedroom at night

and can weave stardust

in the poems  I write


I can catch the sun set

in my hands and bring

it home for you

And make it rest at our

porch next to you

I can bottle the whole river ,

we sit by fingers entwined

and pour it to you in the

evening as a wine.

I can pluck every single star

from the night

and plant it on your forehead as million kisses alright


I am a woman

and for the one  I love 

I can make Miracles happen.


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