Woman 1 - What Can I Do For Chandini?

What can I do for Chandini?
What can I do
To bring a chirpy gleam into the tired sunken eyes?
What can I do

by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Click to read full poem

Comments about Woman 1 - What Can I Do For Chandini?

Dr Dillip K Swain 13 Nov 07:25
How can she aspire for a little time/Just to sit, relax, or stretch her aching legs/To stare at the trees and admire their leaves/She has to sweep, swab, dust her house/Wash clothes and utensils....but she leads a life of happiness and peace despite her poverty! I examine this poem from this angle this time! A great poem.
Dr Tony Brahmin 02 Nov 06:34
When the birds sing in chorus in the early hours of dawn, Chandini has no time to listen to the sweet twitter tee, She walks swiftly with pots on her head, For water! She must fetch from a far off well. What can i do for chandini. this question should reverberate in the hearts and ears of all those rich people.......... thank you for this dear poem. my heart cries with the poor. tony
Savita Tyagi 08 Oct 03:31
I saw the picture accompanying your compassionate poem and all of a sudden another picture came to my mind.....a new age woman holding a child by hand and keeping an eye on other one sitting in the grocery cart.....trying to get her shopping done. This is only one of her chore while million others wait for her from dawn to night. With out being judge mental an exchange of time, place and circumstances taking place in my mind.
bri edwards 20 Aug 10:24
Well, being an American male, i can suggest these solutions to Chandini: " For a little time, Just to sit, relax, or stretch her aching legs, " ....WORK FASTER! ! AND if she wishes " to stare at the trees and admire their leaves" , she can work either FASTER..or she can " stare" and " admire" as she is picking fruit in the forest. (i'm [sort of] joking) (cont.)
Bri Edwards 20 Aug 10:22
Well, being an American male, i can suggest these solutions to Chandini: " For a little time, Just to sit, relax, or stretch her aching legs, " ....WORK FASTER! ! AND if she wishes " to stare at the trees and admire their leaves" , she can work either FASTER..or she can " stare" and " admire" as she is picking fruit in the forest. (i'm [sort of] joking) (cont.)
Nandini Krishna 01 Aug 03:44
Speaks of your thoughts and concern for Women at large. The poem clearly empathises. It also rang a bell for me of our everyday maids in the city who run from one household to another, caring little often about having a simple meal on time. For they know another woman of the house depends on their extra par of hands. Congratulations for this making it to Poem of the day!
Renuka Menon 22 Jul 06:39
wonderful
Gayatri Acharya 21 Jul 08:57
How can she? isnt that the question this society has for most women. Well Im glad that you are my mentor mam, having the potency to break the stereotypical image of a women. this poem will touch the right chord in everyone's heart. And the best part is this poem is dedicated from one women to another women. So proud to be learning from u mam. let us all attempt to change the question from How can she? to Why Can't she?
Yoonoos Peerbocus 21 Jul 03:35
chandini.....etimologically from MOON..........is an apt poetic correlative for the underpinned message.....aspiring for a little time to...........others just waste kicking legs.....she is under the yoke of CHORE wonderful by any definition
Suniti 21 Jul 02:46
This is so simply put that it brings out the emotion so beautifully. Lovely poem Ma’am
Manasi Pankaj S.R 21 Jul 12:13
Beautiful poem ma’am .... 💞
Sandra Feldman 20 Jul 11:10
Such a precious, charitably understanding and beautiful, Poem So filled with thoughts and feelings of human kindness! How considerate and wonderful of you to have written such a touching piece to make us realize the pain and unhappiness of so many women, still abused and mistreated today! May you be blessed for your wonderful piety and poetry.
Dr Dillip K Swain 20 Jul 11:04
Once again, i congratulate you dear madam for this great poem being featured as Poem of the Day!
A great tribute to Indian women hailing from countryside so uniquely presented...10+++
Akhtar Jawad 20 Jul 09:12
Congrats! I have already commented on this touching poem.
Bill Cantrell 20 Jul 08:34
Marvelous poetry, the plight of chandini, full marks for great poem!
A wonderful, thoughtful and powerful poem on Women. Beautiful write woven from the pen full of empathy and kindness.. I am delighted to see this poem as POD. I have gone through with it and still the meaningful message imbued in this write provokes the mind and touches the heart. A well crafted , meaningful and insightful write. Congratulations, Dr. Geeta for a well deserved accolade.
Kumarmani Mahakul 20 Jul 05:05
You have perfectly captured the rural life of woman. A mother who beholds womanhood and motherhood both has greater responsibilities for her children, family and society. A lady should be empowered always. A mother is ever needed. This is a great poem excellently penned that draws emotion and attention of readers. A perfect poem is chosen as the poem of the day! This needs full vote! CONGRATULATIONS!
Dear Soul Mate 20 Jul 02:20
A wonderful poem about a woman hardship, she could be anywhere.
Kostas Lagos 20 Jul 10:59
Congratulations once again Geeta!