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Rites of Ancient Ripening by Meridel Le…

Rites of Ancient Ripening (1975)

by Meridel Le Sueur

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For all the daughters of Changing Woman--Rachel, Deborah, Madonna, Ellen Moves Camp, Faith Traversie, Elizabeth, Rosemary, Devorah, Arlene, Judith and Jocylin, Robin, Beth Dora, Rebecca and Meridel Rose, Irene, Betts, Paula and Linda, and all the women in Bedlam and in hell and the new seraphic women, those being born and not yet born--for all the women of the dark earth rising into light and freedom.
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Hush, my little grandmother I am a woman come to speak for you.
Introduction] Working with these poems has been like opening a door to an old, well-beloved house; it feels so familiar and "of-course" that it's hard for me to remember that this is the first time I've seen these connections made in poetry--the fecundity of the earth; the spirit in its aspect of the Receptive, of the Feminine; the world-wide, centuries-long sisterhood of nurturance and growth--all so needed now, as the powers of domination and control squeeze this poor planet until it cracks.
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For decades Meridel LeSueur has been telling her vision of the new emergence of power and creativity in women, and of the social import of this power. In this book of poetry, catch the lilt of the chant to the Grandmother; feel the long centuries of submerged power wanting to call out its name in the current age.

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