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Maria Howard Weeden

Weeds

Late yesterday’s
writings almost lost

Her gentle artistry
flaked a thorny rose

Sang mammy’s lullabies
and ole bandanna ballads

Songs from Down South
with verses and drawings

Still, old stone walls yet echo
refrains — beat, or be beaten

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Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Archive.org | Weeden
Process: Cento pick and mix