Retrospectives

Hum songs, handsome women

Clap the hands that rock the cradles.

Death defies old delta ploughshares

Tears wet mothers’ pillow books.

Late-blooming flowers unknown

Dream of confessions like the nights.

Frangible hours of sweetest ordering

Tell stories of sunrise, sunsets.

Patterns of light, lines of flight —

All flows together before — after.

 

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Found Poet: Susan Powers Bourne

Source: Pennsylvania Women Poets

femmage | 28 may 1835

28 may 1835 Sarah Butler Wister
Sarah Butler Wister (28 may 1835 – 09 jun 1908 | Butler PA – Philadelphia PA) author, editor, diarist | women.born.today (c) susan.powers.bourne

Remember

Remember

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Let Venetian dogs bark:

leave loud public talk,

personalize the blue.

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Fly with tigresse herons:

draw down dominions,

live for real affection.

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Feed ravenous bohemians:

repair abandoned bodies,

empty dank switchyards.

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Curate gradient conflicts:

reignite necessary fires,

reject placebo effects.

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Justice is not dead.

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Found Poet: Susan Powers Bourne

Source: Women Poets: Pennsylvania

 

femmage | 27 may 1792

27 may 1792 Julia Evelina Smith
Julia Evelina Smith (27 may 1792 – 06 mar 1886 | Glastonbury CT – Hartford CT) author, suffragist, women’s tax / property activist, first female English Bible translator | women.born.today (c) susan.powers.bourne

femmage | 26 may 1792

26 may 1792 Ann Hall
Ann Hall (26 may 1792 – 11 dec 1863 | Pomfret CT – New York NY) miniature portrait painter | women.born.today (c) susan.powers.bourne