[Poem] Temptress- A Feminist Reading

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The Virgin and the Temptress
Have always been here
Since Creation

Born and reborn in myth
Only, the Temptress
Siren Eve, Shurpanaka, 
Time and again
She is a courtesan
A dancer, musician, an entertainer

The temptress today
Unveil her many graces
In celluloid
As voyeuristic cameras
Explore her in the minutest detail

Men will of course call her a goddess
worship her in the silver screen
Gape at her posters
Salivate in private
Call her

Neither goddess nor nymphet,
She is
A mere puppet
In the (film) Maker's hand


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