by Dr M C Gupta
Both share similar traits.
|WOMEN AND SEA: a sonnet
Why is a woman compared to a sea?
Because of common traits that they both share.
Woman, tempestuous can sure be she.
Though often silent, she can surely flare.
Women’s eyes can be unfathomable.
They can have a gaze that is vast 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 Connieann loves to write! , where the prompt was to write a poem regarding a sea.
M C Gupta
28 January 2010