Smooth operator, or: Lady

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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smooth operator
she is cool, hot, alluring
rockin' out with style
confident and impressive
lady believes her power


  • This is the 2nd time that I made use of the ‘Mustache Set’ on the Magnetic Poetry website;
    • I deliberately chose this set because this poem was written for International Women’s Day 2021;
      • I wanted to write a poem about a confident woman with a set of words designed to describe confident men;
      • #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021;
  • I again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku;
    • I’ve really been in a tanka groove recently;
  • I found the featured image after writing the poem; it did not inspire the poem.

28 thoughts on “Smooth operator, or: Lady”

  1. I was worried for some reason when I saw the image before the poem, plus the first two lines… but YEAH! this rocks David. 🤟

  2. Thank you for contributing to #IWD2021! I love that you chose words normally used to describe men and used them to describe a confident woman. Of course, I’ve never heard a man described a ‘alluring’ but who knows…

      1. A smile and an honest pair of eyes can certainly be, but we don’t tend to use that word to refer to men do we? It’s interesting!

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