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THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS When life was thick with possibility, Before the written word and the weighing scales, Your definitions held too much probity In the rich seamless embroidery of our tales. Our vanished mystery, which your history sealed Up in the libraries of the planet’s scar. So what way to better wield a shield? You men just skirt the theory of war! Words became deeds – there were forests to lop! Hard iron entered body and soul I cherished my child as a cosmic tear-drop Bound to osmosis in the ocean’s roll, And took the sword, and chopped my source and dower Because you underestimated female power. (c) Rosemarie Rowley

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