Freedom (to women)


Posted it earlier on my blog. This is a re-run, for those who missed it at that time.

67 responses to “Freedom (to women)

  1. A nice perspective on freedom from women’s point of view.

    However, i feel freedom is a mind and attitude thing. Sometimes a king may not have as much sense of freedom as a beggar. As long as one is alive absolute freedom is not possible. However, it is possible to get rid of the attachments and the limiting beliefs.

    • That’s what I tried to convey here. We, women, are bound by a number of shackles. They are instilled in our minds from the very beginning of our life and, that’s how the society works. It becomes very difficult to get rid of them even when a girl grows up. Stil, I hope, one day… we shall overcome… πŸ™‚

  2. Such a wonderful Poem Mani and I am so pleased you reshared it again so that I could read your wisdom here.. Thank you Love and Blessings to you this weekend.. Enjoy
    Sue xxx

  3. I have become suspicious of powerful lines because they always reflect the result of the transformation and not always the story of it πŸ™‚ That said, your poetry leaves the reader wondering and inspired at the same time!

  4. Your powerful words empower women, Mani! Here in America, we may have a woman president if all goes well on November 8th. I will remember your poem if and when that day arrives. 😘

  5. Wow, More Power to The Woman.
    But really, its just a “handful of women” you may find, who Truly Prove they are Free and Powerful. Mrs Indira Gandhi was one such example of a Free, Powerful Woman.

  6. One who is labelled as tender as flower should not belabor herself with freedom or power. You’ve hit the nail with this one, and closed with the warning that seeds of freedom would to burst one day. Awesome Maniparna πŸ™‚

  7. Freedom and power – two very crucial elements that subjugate women, positioning them carefully in those rungs of hierarchy from where they cannot liberate themselves…..I like the comparison with the tree although here I am also reminded of Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree. I urge you to read it. It is a short book, written for children…..but the message is for everyone who reads…..The conclusion to your poem is hopeful….

  8. A very nice poem.
    Now I get so many thoughts over freedom. Like, its there and still not there. Or may be its there as a cosmetic term only and not exactly the way it means. Very nicely expressed.. πŸ™‚

  9. The last line, Mani, emphatically equating woman with the creative and regenerative aspect of Nature comes across with tremendous impact, more powerfully poised than the Triumf S-400 anti-aircraft missile launcher.

  10. I liked the poem. The line about not belaboring oneself with freedom or power is exactly the kind of thing male chauvinists often say. I really dislike that kind of patronizing attitude.

  11. You(Women) are as strong and invaluable as all the trees – thank you for all you provide us with – love, support, family etc πŸ™‚ Great poem Maniparna – one of your best, in my humble opinion πŸ™‚

  12. It’s the modern Indian mentality, which binds women in a shackle. Don’t confuse it with the eternal Indian mentality. Adi Shankaracharya was defeated by the wife of Mandan Mishra in Kashi. The Queen of Jhansi was a woman. It’s just the modern mentality (read Dark or Medieval Ages), which bound the women. They say that oppression and dictatorship originates from a fear. During those ages, modern men may be afraid of the power of women, so to contain it, they must have bound her. That doesn’t mean that woman is weak! A caged tiger is still a tiger!

    Stupid, but probable!

      • Thanks a lot to both of you, Rakesh and Balroop. πŸ™‚

        We have attained ‘modernity’ in so many spheres of life, but still, the notion of infantilizing women is on the full spree. I wonder where the society is heading to…

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