Poems by
Prabha Kurup

Woman – a Diamond

a poem by Prabha Kurup

A woman is a diamond,
lustrous yet so hard:
gentle yet very firm,
wear it (her) you are sure to have a radiant glow;
mar it (her) you will never recover from that blow;
a woman’s graceful sight
makes everything under the sun bright.
to the mighty she is the might
to the meek she is the courage
like the six faces of crystal diamond
she too has many a face, each which is radiant
she is a mother, a sister and a wife
playing every role deftly in life
a woman ideal in every aspect is a diamond
who will command everyone’s respect.