Sacred Are Our Women

We present this work in honor of the poet’s 65th birthday.

05-31 Ertan
Semra Ertan
Turkish
1956 – 1982

 

Waiting for them each quarter
Are neither surgeons nor doctors
They don’t have to travel to Paris or Nice
They don’t follow fashion trends –
Since they can’t find magazines and newspapers

Because the roads to the villages were blocked for months
But even if they could, they couldn’t read them
Because as children they were denied education, because
They were not sent to school

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