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Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World by Illona Linthwaite
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Aug 17, 2014

it was amazing
I own a copy

Beautiful poetry encompassing all emotions from women of all ages and throughout the world. Absolutely magical. I love giving this book as a gift.

I wish I could speak with each and every woman to listen to their story of life.

Here are a few short ones I love:


GRAND JETEE by Mary Mackey, USA

some rhythms must remain unbroken

like a dancer in an
arabsque
some women cannot carry
a child
in their arms

some come to salvation
drawn by the hands of small children

some can only make their leaps

alone.


SKIN-TEETH by Grace Nichols, born 1950, Guyana

Not every skin-teeth
is a smile 'Massa'

if you see me smiling
when you pass

if you see me bending
when you ask

Know that I smile
know that I bend
only the better
to rise and strike
again.





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