by Dr M C Gupta
Both share similar traits.
|WOMEN AND SEA: a sonnet|
Why compare a woman to the sea?
Because they share comparable traits
Woman, tempestuous can sure she be
When she is angry on one whom she hates.
Women’s eyes can be unfathomable.
They have a gaze that is too sharp and deep.
They can, like sea, be uncontrollable.
They shed salty tears when they cry and weep.
Of this fact all men are too well informed:
Both can be calm and furious at times.
“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned”,
Thus wrote Shakespeare about feminine crimes.
Though men may claim they have mastered the sea,
Few would venture to say this of a she.
* Written for the “Stories of the Sea” Contest, "Invalid Item" , January 2010 Round, hosted by My Vella Story, Anna's Journey , where the prompt was to write a poem regarding a sea.
M C Gupta
28 January 2010