There is much discussion on Women’s Day today.
I thought it suitable to mention a few women poets!
In my own country women have been writing poetry for many a year. Not far from where I currently live we had Mary Gilmore. Some would know Dorothea MacKellar, especially for her poem ‘My Country‘, that paints word pictures of the landscapes.
At school, I enjoyed studying Emily Dickinson.
In more recent times, I have enjoyed Sylvia Plath, whom I posted on previously,
and Mary Oliver.
Who are your favourite women poets?
It is frequently a pleasure to read some regular wordpress bloggers. One I often look forward to is Damyanti Writes. This was especially so when I read her What do you plan to do this New Year? For starters, it offers a very practical New Year resolution. It will not be popular with those who use social media as a means of attacking people and ideas. But another reason it warrants a mention on Simon’s Still Stanza is that it includes a very good poet – Mary Oliver.
A New Year might be an opportunity to not only make fresh resolutions, but to read a different author, or to revisit one who has enriched us before.