Monday, April 25, 2011

Let's Toast Women, especially Helen Losse

Recently I discovered a site I think my women readers will enjoy. Women’s Voices for Change features Helen Losse, poetry editor of Dead Mule School of Southern Literature in a video of her reading from her new book, Seriously Dangerous published by Main Street Rag.
While there I saw, from last month, a post on four women who won Pulitzer Prizes this year. Click on the link below.

http://womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-friday-helen-losse-video.htm

Here is my salute to those winners.







Lift Your Glass

From the vineyard,
she burst forth
with a hint of blush,
a touch of dew
upon her cheek.
Battered by winds, rain and time,
rooted deep, she toughens
to a satiny sheen.
Finally, crushed by adversity
she emerges, life's
finest nectar.

Drink a toast to woman.




-----Glenda C. Beall







2 comments:

Gay said...

I love your tribute to women poem. AS always, you paint such a visual picture with your words. Thank you.

Glenda said...

Thank you for leaving a comment. I appreciate your reading my blog,
Gay.

You are one of those women I toast in my poem.