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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Rumi on Welcoming Spring

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
What does a 13th Century Persian/Afghanistani poet/philosopher mystic have to say to women who weren’t born yesterday?  One has only to come to the end of a mid-March week after the clocks were sprung an hour ahead and the light was struggling to imitate spring to understand. We all get stagnant at times.  We are all in danger of believing…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday, Valentine’s Day Edition: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By Womens Voices for Change
While many of us would prefer to be immune from the commerce of Valentine’s Day, who among us would seek exemption from the understanding of pure love? Today, Poetry Fridays turns to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who triumphed over a suffocating childhood, campaigned long against the oppression of women and found enduring devotion in her beloved Robert. Predictably, she offers us…
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