Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, INDIA

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Sangeeta Sharma

She is the Durga
Who combats evils
She is the Kali
Up in arms,
Annihilating the iniquitous,
Swaying her sword n scimitar,
She is Saraswati,
The goddess of knowledge, music and art
Revered all round.
She is Draupadi
Who was publicly shamed,
Yet could not be disrobed
She is Sita,
Who stood the trial 
By fire
Through trials and tribulations, comes out top, strong n triumphant
She is the Mother
And she is the Nature
Both progenitors 
And both nurturers -- who help create, sustain n proliferate...

(Durga, Kali and Saraswati are Indian Goddesses. Draupadi and Sita are characters from the Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana respectively)

Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, a widely-published critic, poet and writer, authored a book on Arthur Miller in 2012 and another collection of 76 poems in 2017. She has jointly edited five anthologies on poetry, fiction and criticism. A free-lance journalist, she currently heads the Department of English at a Mumbai-based college. A recognized Ph.D Guide in English Literature by the University of Mumbai, she was invited by universities in USA and China in connection with her academic work. In May 2019, she participated as a poet and organizing secretary of ‘Setu’ International Bilingual Literary Fest held in Toronto, Canada.

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

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful poem. Woman is the embodiment of power. Indian feminism has to re-understand its perspectives.


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