Dr. Margaret Saine, USA

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Nymphs aren’t we all
now we can safe and soundly
admit it
without getting clobbered

Any woman would like to
take a walk
through the brain of the man
who invented nymphomania
if at least he had called it
nymphism or nymphitis

The sexy stuff is ok
but what woman
wants to be a maniac?

Let’s do a bit of nymphology here
the nymphs of myth and history
were all between chaste and comely
hither-coming maybe
but all without exception
seduced by men
not seducing them so
whence comes nymphomania
if not from the addled mind of
of of...

Well, that guy with the dim
dirty patriarchal mind and
the socks washed a shining
white by his wife

Dr. Margaret Saine was born in Germany and lives in California. She has taught French and Hispanic literatures and writes in five languages, also translating other poets between these languages. Her books of poetry in English are “Bodyscapes”, “Words of Art, “Lit Angels”, “Gardens of the Earth” and “A Book of Travel. Saine has also published four poetry books and a childhood memoir in Germany. She has written over 5 000 haiku and has several manuscripts in Italian, French and Spanish ready for publication.

Best of Women Poetry -2020 :: Setu, March 2020

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