Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Poems for International Women's Day




Anna Akhmatova, portrait by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. 1922


People are writing all sorts of interesting things for International Women's Day. I thought, belatedly, that I would simply share a few poems that seem appropriate.

I COULD NOT TELL (Sharon Olds)

LADY LAZARUS (Sylvia Plath)

WILLOW (Anna Akhmatova, translated from Russian by Jennifer Reeser)