July 15, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is revolution in honor of Bastille Day, which was celebrated on July 14th.
Today’s poem is a number poem about the peaceful feminist revolution.
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Frailty, thy name’s no longer woman!
One’s destiny no longer is one’s gender.
Rebellion has turned into revolution,
The kind that frees, that casts old selves asunder,
Yielding souls that find their selves in no one.
This is a time to try the souls of women,
When time is broken, and one becomes a sculptor,
Old enough to shape one’s generation.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/frailt.html. For more poems about feminism, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/feminismpoems.html .
This week’s theme: Revolution
July 11: Andrew
July 13: Utopians Are Unrepentant Monsters
July 14: Before the Terror Comes the TyrannyJuly 15: Frailty, Thy Name’s No Longer Woman