is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Death Second Stanza

A strong woman is a woman in whose head
a voice is repeating, I told you so,
ugly, bad girl, bitch, nag, shrill, witch,
ballbuster, nobody will ever love you back,
why aren’t you feminine, why aren’t
you soft, why aren’t you quiet, why
aren’t you dead?

This is my page spread reflection on the second stanza of Marge Piercy's poem, For Strong Women


Kasey Lane McCollum said...

I love this poem (and others by Marge Piercy). Thank you for your artistic reflections on this piece. Any chance this collection will be for sale?

Alicia Gonzales-Barnes said...

Thanks, Kasey for your comment. Sorry, but this is not for sale.

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