Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Lady

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Red robes swirling, monks march,
filling the street,
chanting:
"Aung San Suu Kyi! Aung San Suu Kyi!"
They arrive at the base of her compound.
Soldiers, red scarves around their necks,
symbols of the oppressive regime,
exchange startled glances:
what to do?

And then she appears:
The Lady,
slim, sure, peaceful,
purposeful, smiling.
Climbing up over the barricade,
she smiles at her people,
raising her joined hands together
in a respectful bow.
She takes a white blossom,
tinged with palest pink,
from her hair,
cups it in her hands,
lifts it, then sends it aloft,
an offering, for her loving devotees:
symbol of peace, of hope,
of a living inner flame of freedom
the regime has been unable
to suppress.


buddhistmysticrebels.com

posted for dVerse, where Claudia has asked us to write about colours.
I so admire this woman! I highly recommend the movie of her life: The Lady.

25 comments:

  1. You've caught the color I've seen in videos about her. She's amazing--a willing freedom fighter. I like this tribute.

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  2. you make me curious to find out a bit more about her... we def. need more freedom fighters in our crazy time..

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  3. Wonderful. This amazing lady is honoured in a great piece of wall art in my home town.
    http://www.dephect.com/blog/brighton-graffiti-latest-wall

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  4. goodness, purity, a peaceful heart - these things will never be suppressed by a regime, no matter how repressive...

    but thank heaven for people like her

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  5. Well wrought poem - in praise of womanhood, peace, and courage. I applaud you and this fine piece.

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  6. Love your write. I didn't know there was a movie. I'll watch it for sure.

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  7. I have long been her ardent admirer ~ What price though she had to pay for that freedom & love for country ~

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  8. Gorgeous images and paintings with words. I love this :)

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  9. ...a beautiful ode to a colourful woman! smiles...

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  10. i def admire her as well....and her story...and the approach as well to offer peace and hope in the face of her oppression...def takes a strong person...and a wise one...

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  11. Absolutely beautiful. She was a very strong, amazing woman for sure. This is a great write. :-)

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  12. Wonderful. I did not know that there was a movie, and will look out for it. I was in Burma - Myammar--many many years ago! A really interesting country--so sad all that's gone on there. k.

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  13. ....a beautiful presentation Sherry....

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  14. I am always amazed by the perseverance and the struggle of this lady, for her people. Beautifully written. :-) And the action of taking the flower and lofting it among the crowd- well presented.
    -HA

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  15. She sounds like an amazing soul! I so want to see this-thank you Sherry for sharing her with us and your verse is beautiful~

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  16. The whiteness against that backdrop of red... very powerful image (having lived in a Communist country, I have an odd relationship with the colour red).

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  17. Strong writing here, Sherry. This poem makes me want to know more...and to see the movie!

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  18. Thanks for the recommendation. I will see this movie.

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  19. she is such a star: beautiful inside and out. You did her proud with these lines.

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  20. Beautiful write Sherry. I'll look for the movie your recommend. Peace my friend.

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  21. Others have used the word "beautiful" here, Sherry, and it really fits.
    Luv, K

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  22. You have evoked a very strong woman in this poem! I have not seen the movie yet but you make me want to.

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  23. wow! a lovely ode to a very beautiful person indeed!

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  24. Wonderfully done my dear, and yes she is to be admired!

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