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.

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


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,

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