#6 “The Provocateur”…[Series Poetry-Painting]
(deviates from substance and depth, using my artistic visual definitions)
“A woman is a never ending 24 hr ticking machine… a victim of misogyny, an old cultural religious political ideological hate attitude for females, referred as the weaker gender… yet she maintains her female mysticism, a weapon she and only her, the woman, possesses… causing the downfall of the so-called powerful gender, male!”__ade caparas manilah
“a woman how precious”
you are the sun and the moon
the light and the darkness
the good and the evil
the love and the hate
you graze you ruminate
day and night your mind works
you move even while in rest
always at the mercy of the moment
feeling neither lonely nor gaiety!
To some religious teachings:
In Buddhism, the male monks are morally exalted to the highest and though the mothers and the wives are also given important roles, feminist scholars still emphasized some misogynistic nature in Buddhism.
In Judaism Torah, Adam’s first wife is Lilith, both were created at the same time from the dust of the earth… but with Lilith, God used the filth and sediment instead of pure dust, the reason why they never had a harmonious union… Lilith found it offensive to sleep and have sex with Adam, claiming they are both made from the dust, thus they are equal… Lilith left Adam, she becomes the demoness whose offsprings with Adam produces innumerable demons that continue to burden mankind up to our present time.
In the Christian bible, God created Eve from the ribs of Adam as his second wife establishing male authority, commanding her to be subservient to her husband. At the story of the Fall of Man, the myth, Eve as being the cause of ills and sufferings; her action to make Adam partake the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge , which had initiated the death of mankind! God cursed Eve, “ I will multiply your labour and sorrow; you will bear children in pain; you will yearn for your husband, and be ruled by him…
In Islam, the number 34th verse is the key verse of the feminist movement: the verse reads, “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah s High, Great.”
Weininger in his book Sex and Character, characterises “woman” as essentially “nothing”, sans real existence, none effective consciousness or rationality.(47)
Schopenhauer on his essay “On Women” (Uber die Weiber), claims, “woman is by nature meant to obey”.
Nietzsche on his book, “Beyond Good and Evil”, he said, “Women are less than shallow” and “Are you going to women? Do not forget the whip!”
Kant and Aristotle writings contained unsavoury statements of sexism and racism. Hegel’s view of women , on his “Elements of the Philosophy of Right”.
“Women are capable of education, but they are not made for activities which demand a universal faculty such as more advanced sciences, philosophy and certain forms of artistic production… Women regulate their actions not by the demands of universality, but by arbitrary inclinations and opinions.”(52)
It is often witnessed in all countries that women usually come a mere second to male politicians, where they are even publicly ridiculed during their frontal debate’s campaigns!
To my mind:
these are thoughts coming from the minds of insecure souls, who in truth finds women as a threat, an unavoidable opponent, a ‘sun’ duplicate, the source of interesting life; a ‘moon’ romance that can displace a CEO’s $10,000,000 monthly salary; that sight of pomegranate’s pair that bounces as her heart beats beats beats__dropping a priest’s sash; that arresting stare, saying no word but makes a man miss his wheel… ahhhhhhhhh… woman, a temptress who, in fact is a sure winning mystiques.
To the minds of others:
Famous artist, Van Gogh said, “there is no such thing as ugly woman.”
“Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.” __Author unknown.
“The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.” __Author unknown
“A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.” Author unknown.
“Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.” Author unknown.
“i, a woman”
my tears of thanksgiving
now i am sure
i am a strong hard rock
seasoned tempered mellowed
i conquer… outdo
the Prince of Darkness
out of my system
thanks thanks thanks!
nothing is unstoppable
aging decaying dying
darkest shade-colour of mankind
ever assigned towards my end
unconsciously or consciously
would image through my lifetime
i voluntarily accept
to attain peace of mind
the only key to joy.
my starting dot was carried by a violent wind; stretched moulded within a white box sprayed with mists of sweetness- exposed only to the righteousness and divine virtues of extraordinary human being, until my thinking, my dotted mind, starts to wonder why tiny little stars in the sky blinks!
my adult-child thinking, like candle drippings, walk sneak climb fly… unearthing life’s emotional, financial, spiritual, health struggles; life’s vicious adornments of envy pride greed lust creep slowly with the duet dagger-smile and manipulative warm touch… ahhhhhhhhh… my lace-ripples of naivety, walks in whisper, naughtily trots, tempting canters, and eventually, the daring gallops. _my glimmering swings unstoppable… is this destiny… luck?… ahhhhhhhhh, nooooooo, my own choices!my dot has its way of playing my womanhood!
Expressionism prose & poetry by: _ade caparas manilah
friday 2:04pm 23 november 2018
lanecove west, nsw australia