DaguerreoTyped #16: Ekphrastic Response by Rommel Chrisden Rollan Samarita

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Sep 13, 2018 · 3 min read

Rommel Chrisden Rollan Samarita responds to our monthly historical photo prompt with “What Can a Woman Do.”

“What Can a Woman Do”

The very first question of Power to men was
“What can you do with your hands?”
Can your hands hold a pipe
Or a pistol? Can your hands
Hold a maul or a rifle? Can
Your hands carry the weight
Of lumber? Or can
They carry the load
Of your timber?

ROMMEL CHRISDEN ROLLAN SAMARITA is a graduate student of the Department of Literature at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He is the author of “There, in Folded Space, We Must Have Met,’ Artist’s Choice winner in Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge. He researches contemporary Philippine writing, modern American poetry, and their conceptual intersections.

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