Dr. Maria Do Sameiro Barroso, PORTUGAL

Exclusive: Best of Women Poetry: Edited by Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

There are women too, in the pleading night
never seen by blind eyes,
lying dead among wounded lilies,
dark liquors, forgotten mirrors.
In the morning, I listen to their longings
delved into their lips, hiding in their hairs.
In their transparent skin,
I read their music, their crops,
their wheat ears,
their loving hearts, their moons of silk,
their ancient cornucopias.
They are surviving goddesses
of beauty, harmony and fertility
still carrying the red juices
of pomegranates
tattooed in the imposed barrenness
they bear,
surviving in withered lives
of daily white deserts.

Dr. Maria Do Sameiro Barroso is a Medical Doctor, a multilingual poet, a Germanist, translator, essayist and researcher in the areas of Portuguese and German Literature, Translation Studies and History of Medicine, with over forty books of poetry published in several languages and countries. Her poems are translated into more than twenty languages. She is frequently invited to prestigious anthologies and literary events from across the world and has been awarded prestigious literary distinctions and prizes. 

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

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