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For Southern Women

Time was the voice of poets, she declared,
coming to rest in the shapes and sounds

of wildwood flowers, hidden in the late
mowing of a harvest’s movable nest.

Girls in the midst caught glimpses
of blackened shawls descending,

of poets cooking with light.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Titles by Adrienne Bond
and Kathryn Stripling Byer
Process: Pick and mix cento