Sunday, May 26, 2013

Women as Mythmakers: Brenda Shaughnessy's flying women in "Calling Her Home"

A Response to "Calling Her Home," Brenda Shaughnessy, Interior with Sudden Joy

It's a familiar story.

From the small room,

the women go flying,

the lost mothers,

a brief selection:

as when a little girl

how can I breathe!

What song, devil, is best

flying off, her mouth opening

haunting the black air.

Each one, a benediction, a blood stain.

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