women.born | 30 sep 1814

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (30 sep 1814 – 23 mar 1851 | Hinesburg VT - Kalamazoo MI) educator, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, aka Mother of Clubs, autobiographical author, Ladies Library Association leader, women’s education program innovator | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (30 sep 1814 – 23 mar 1851 | Hinesburg VT – Kalamazoo MI) educator, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, aka Mother of Clubs, autobiographical author, Ladies Library Association leader, women’s education program innovator | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

women.born | 29 sep 1848

Caroline Ardelia Yale (29 sep 1848 – 02 jul 1933 | Charlotte VT - Northampton MA) writer, lip-reading v. signing advocate, deaf educator, autobiographical author, Clarke School for the Deaf principal / administrator | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

Caroline Ardelia Yale (29 sep 1848 – 02 jul 1933 | Charlotte VT – Northampton MA) writer, lip-reading v. signing advocate, deaf educator, autobiographical author, Clarke School for the Deaf principal / administrator | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

women.born | 28 sep 1821

Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor (28 sep 1821 – 21 apr 1906 | Kailua-Kona HI - Honolulu HI) painter, sketch artist | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor (28 sep 1821 – 21 apr 1906 | Kailua-Kona HI – Honolulu HI) painter, sketch artist | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

MO | Guillemet

Guillemet

To see, to take:
if it be not I.

Nearness changes
light from afar.

Memories of poets,
non-poets alike.

Found perspective
re-opens eyes.

Free works matter:
mercy designs.

Found perspective
re-opens eyes.

Memories of poets,
non-poets alike.

Nearness changes
light from afar.

To see, to take:
if it be not I.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Women.Poets.Missouri
Process: Augmented cento

MO | Peregrine

Peregrine

Railroad
transfer stations

Birds flying
along the tracks

Red berries
coloring plateaus

Just another
ordinary journey

Heading home
long way ’round

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Women.Poets.Missouri
Process: Augmented cento

women.born | 27 sep 1772

Martha [Patsy] Jefferson Randolph (27 sep 1772 - 10 oct 1836 | Monticello, Virginia, British America - Albemarle County VA) US Presidential daughter, acting US First Lady, inherited Monticello from father Thomas Jefferson | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

Martha [Patsy] Jefferson Randolph (27 sep 1772 – 10 oct 1836 | Monticello, Virginia, British America – Albemarle County VA) US Presidential daughter, acting US First Lady, inherited Monticello from father Thomas Jefferson | women.born © susan.powers.bourne

MO | Observations

Observations

Old heathen rhapsodies
sing of worlds becoming

Silent devotionals perform
legendary resurrections

Fire-keeper generations
eat bread dipped in honey

Expectations of light meet
dreams of marsh wrens

Wayfarers create fleeting
arrays in neighbors’ gardens

Sequential covenants split
open, break up, blend again

Numberless human hearts
conflict only with themselves

Opuses from outer space
relentlessly land upon us all

Poets endlessly process
the wildest arts of dreams

Illumined butterfly effects
our only holy windows

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Women.Poets.Missouri
Process: Augmented cento