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Unraping Marriage

March 24, 2016 | By

Shreyatama Datta’s poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine’s collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016.

Shreyatama Datta’s painting for her poem ‘Unraping Marriage’

I love you when you pour sweet hatred down my lips.

Wringing my square breasts with needled venomous love,

Perennial fountains of sparkling thorns stab me.

You have tattooed my skin with beauteous scratches,

Shaded with batik taints of vermilion,

Which I bear much longer than nine months and ten days.

You suck my amniotic syrup every dawn.

But one night I will fly through the infected crowd,

Undrowning from the ocean of stinging serpents.

This poem and painting are the poet’s contribution as part of the 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, the Kolkata chapter of which is being held on March 26.

Read more poems as part of the Art and Verses: Rhythm Divine Collaborates with Woman Scream 2016

Rhythm Divine and Learning and Creativity

Rhythm Divine Poets in association with Art Fair celebrates the strength of woman on the occasion of woman’s month in March by promoting art and poetry festival in the city of Kolkata. To raise voice against violence on woman is the mutual goal. These associations will lead to Rhythm Divine  coordinating Kolkata chapter of the global event called Woman Scream International Poetry and Art Festival on 26th March by Women Poets International
Movement (Mujeres Poetas Internacional MPI) from the Dominican Republic, and coordinated by Jael Uribe, MPI’s President.

The Kolkata chapter is  co-sponsored by Incredible Women of India, Manya Education Pvt Limited and The Princeton Review hosted by the Berlia family in Kolkata.

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Shreyatama Datta is a post graduate in English. She is also a poet and a painter. She believes that there is only one life to experience everything including death.
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