Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An old poem that still has power

My heart is moved by all I cannot save:
so much has been destroyed

I have to cast my lot with those
who age after age, perversely,

with no extraordinary power,
reconstitute the world.

*****Adrienne Rich, "Natural Resources"
*****in The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977

Photo: Women of Greenham Common

(Don't know what the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp was? Have a look here.)


Algernon said...

That's lovely. I really enjoy her work.

Deirdre said...

What brave women those were! I went one day just for a day to support them.

lindy said...

I had no idea. Thanks for the link, Jane.