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The Penguin book of women poets / edited by Carol Cosman, Joan Keefe, Kathleen Weaver, consulting editors, Joanna Bankier, Doris Earnshaw, Deirdre Lashgari.

; Keefe, Joan ; Weaver, Kathleen, 1945-
New York : Viking Press, [1979] .
ISBN 9780670778560, 0670778567, 0140422250, 9780140422252

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Other Authors Cosman, Carol.
Keefe, Joan.
Weaver, Kathleen, 1945-
Subjects Poetry -- Women authors.
Description 399 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1978
Notes Includes index.
Summary A collection of poetry by women poets that spans more than 3500 years and forty literary traditions, with information on the life of each poet and the literary and historical traditions of her time.
Contents Breyner Andresen -- Swimming pool -- Saved / Maria Teresa Horta -- Make way! / Ada Nagri -- To trust / Antonia Pozzi -- Winter moon / Maria Luisa Spaziani -- from All Saints' day / Margherita Guidacci -- from Etruscan notebook / Elena Clementelli -- Image / Anna de Noailles -- Embrace the blade -- Auditory hallucinations -- The sun in Capricorn / Joyce Mansour -- from Etat / Anne-Marie Albiach -- Presences / Zoe Karelli -- The crow / Rita Boumi-Pappas -- Genealogy -- Song of the hanged / Eleni Vakalo -- from Notes on my father / Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke -- The bridal bed. Above it -- Three poems / Jenny Mastoraki -- Tell me again / Nigar Hanim -- Ellas and the statues / Gulten Akin -- To my country / Rahel -- from The symposium -- from My Mother's house / Leah Goldberg -- The blue west / Dahlia Ravikovich -- from The return of the dead / Samar Attar -- After twenty years / Fadwa Tuquan -- More distant than the dead sea / Nadia Tueni -- Born again / Forugh Farrokhzad -- A call to action -- To the tune "The river is red' / Ch'iu Chin -- The falling star -- In this hazy world -- Tiny blossoms on the battlefield -- Void only -- These fragmented verses -- Bright moon -- Three poems / Ping Hsin -- Madrid / Pai Wei -- Footpaths cross in the rice field / Lin Ling -- Student / Cheng Min -- Harvesting wheat for the public share / Li Chu -- Clams / Ishigaki Rin -- You never touch -- Spring is short -- No camellia / Yosano Akiko -- Deer -- Cricket / No Ch'on-myong -- My baby has no name yet / Kim Nam-jo -- Saints look at dirt -- My God is just, yes he is -- My love is tasting the fragrance -- You spent all summer in cool Kabul -- Please let my hair grow, mother / Anonymous Landeys -- The snake charmer / Sarojini Naidu -- Daily wages / Amrita Pritam -- the house-builders / Kamala Das -- Show me the way -- For a moment -- Guessing / Anonymous -- God hasn't made room -- Like smoke / Mririda n;Ait Attik -- Poem of distant childhood / Noemia da Sousa -- African day / Gloria de Sant'Ana -- Silhouette / Annette M'Baye -- The same side of the canoe / Alda do Espirito Santo -- All that you have given me, Africa / Anoma Kanie -- from Ndaaya's Kasala / Citeku Ndaaya -- Prelude / Christine Ama Ata Aidoo -- Drought / Oumar Ba -- Dog -- When you write again -- Journey round the world / Ingrid Jonker -- From far away -- Blindness / Delmira Agustini -- The strong bond -- The assignatioin / Juana de Ibarbourou -- Men in the city -- Sierra / Alfonsina Storni -- Slow rain -- Everything is round -- Sleep close to me / Gabriela Mistral -- The dead horse -- Pyrargyrite metal, 9 -- The roosters will crow / Cecilia Meireles -- Shores of anguish -- Film Vermouth: Six o'clock show / Magda Portal -- Silence concerning an ancient stone / Rosario Castellanos -- To Julia de Burgos / Julia de Burgos -- Central Park some people (3 P.M.) / Nancy Morejon -- Katydids -- The taxi / Amy Lowell -- Nothing elegant -- A blue coat -- A piano -- More -- Water raining -- from Stanzas in Meditation: XVII / Gertrude Stein -- Let no charitable hope -- Golden bough / Elinor Wylie -- We have seen how the most amiable -- Sirius / H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) -- The steeple-jack -- An Egyptian pulled glass bottle in the shape of a fish -- The Pangolin / Marianne Moore -- Wild swans / Edna St Vincent Millay -- Men loved wholly beyond wisdom -- Cassandra -- Late / Louise Bogan -- Reading time: 1 minute 26 seconds / Muriel Rukeyser -- Lineage -- Childhood / Margaret Walker -- A sunset of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks -- O taste and see -- A defeat / Denise Levertov -- The truth the dead know -- The sun / Anne Sexton -- Song -- August / Adrienne Rich -- Nick and the candlestick -- Ariel -- Child / Sylvia Plath -- The tomb of the kings -- Spring over the city / Anne Hebert -- A night in the Royal Ontario Museum / Margaret Atwood -- Gifts -- The witches' wood / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge -- Fame -- Rooms -- Domus caedet arborem / Charlotte Mew -- Trio for two cats and a trombone -- Switchback -- Dark song / Edith Sitwell -- Throw away the flowers -- November sun / Elizabeth Daryush -- The forgiven past / Laura Riding -- The river god -- Away, melancholy -- Mother, among the dustbins / Stevie Smith -- Spell against sorrow -- Eudaimon / Kathleen Raine -- One flesh -- The animals' arrival -- The unknown child / Elizabeth Jennings -- Harvest of the sea / Maire Mhac an tSoi -- Woman to child -- Train journey -- Extinct birds / Judith Wright.
On fortune / Queen Elizabeth I -- Psalm 62. Nonne Deo / Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke -- A complaint about exile / Mairi MacLeod -- Nature's cook / Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle -- Upon absence / Katherine Philips -- from A voyage to the Isle of Love -- The dream / Aphra Behn -- Reflections / Madame Deshoulieres -- This coloured counterfeit -- Verses from "A satirical romance' -- I can't hold you and I can't leave you -- this evening, my love / Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz -- On the ineffable inspiration of the Holy Spirit -- Why the resurrection was revealed to women / Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg -- I wist not what to wish -- silent alone, where none or saw, or heard -- When I behold the heavens as in their prime -- Shall I then praise the heavens, the trees, the earth -- O time the final wrack of mortal things / Anne Bradstreet -- A nocturnal reverie / Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea -- Receipt for the vapours / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu -- Grief of a girl's heart / Anonymous -- from The lament for Arthur O'Leary / Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill -- Other fabrics, other mores! / Anna Maria Lenngren -- Spring rain -- The dew of the ruge-flower -- Autumn's bright moon / Kaga no Chiyo -- The jackfruit -- Carved on an Areca nut -- A Buddhist priest / Ho Xuan Huong -- The nineteenth century -- Starting at dawn -- The trail up Wu Gorge / Sun Yun-feng -- To Madame A.V. Pletneff / Karolina Pavlova -- Sad is the seagull -- My little love lies on the ground -- A woman grows soon old / Larin Paraske -- On the tower -- In the grass / Annette von Droste-Hulshoff -- Woe is me, my soul says, how bitter is my fate / Rahel Morpurgo -- Finally -- Fear / Vittoria Aganoor Pompili -- On leaving / Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda -- Long May -- How placidly shine -- In the sky, clearest blue -- Crickets and locusts, cicadas / Rosalia de Castro -- Let's get going / Leyla Hanim -- Reply to a marriage proposal / Irihapeti Rangi te Apakura -- from Aurora Leigh / Elizabeth Barret Browning -- The Visionary -- Stanzas -- Cold in the Earth / Emily Bronte -- A triad -- Long barren / Christina Rossetti -- Wild nights -- wild nights! -- I felt a funeral, in my brain -- Because I could not stop for death -- Behind me -- dips eternity -- It sounded as if the streets were running -- As imperceptibly as grief / Emily Dickinson -- Songs for the four parts of the night / Owl Woman -- The twentieth century : moderns and contemporaries -- L'Imprevisibilite -- A grey frock / Zinaida Hippius -- I taught myself to live simply and wisely -- the grey-eyed King -- Hands clenched under my shawl -- Lot's wife / Anna Akhmatova -- We are keeping an eye on the girls -- from Insomnia -- from Poem of the End / Marina Tsvetayeva -- Here in a painting, noon burns yellow -- In my own twentieth century / Natalya Gorbanyevskaya -- Volcanoes -- The bride / Bella Aklhmadulina -- I am too near / Wislawa Szymborska -- Ordeal -- Vegetable destiny / Nina Cassian -- The new notebook / Maria Banus -- Father / Margit Kaffka -- Storm / Agnes Nemes Nagy -- that's all? / Anna Hajnal -- Mother of man / Vesna Parun -- Mount Gilboa / Malka Heifetz -- Song of the Sabbath / Kadia Molodowsky -- Keep hidden from me / Rachel Korn -- Music stirs me -- death seed -- Arrival in hell / Ricarda Huch -- Reconciliation -- Homesick / Else Lasker-Schuler -- Oblivion! Skin -- Above the rocking heads of the mothers -- Awakening / Nelly Sachs -- Paris / Gertrud Kolmar -- The great freight -- Every day / Ingeborg Bachmann -- Sad day in Berlin / Sarah Kirsch -- Throughout the day we are able to ban the voices -- Mother of fishermen / Henriette Roland-Holst -- On the meadow -- Winter is here / Katri Vala -- To move over shifting borders -- The late books -- Oh darkness / Eeva-Liisa Manner -- Still / Aila Meriluoto -- I saw a tree -- Pain -- Hope -- A decision / Edith Sodergran -- from A dedication / Karin Boye -- Woman, you are afraid of the forest -- Love me / Maria Wine -- Morning -- the old folk / Tove Ditlevsen -- Fury's field / Cecil Bodker -- Toulouse Lautrec -- Workday morning / Astrid Tollefsen -- Women at the market / Angela Figuera Aymerich -- Autobiography -- Climbing / Gloria Fuertes -- Dionysus -- The dead men -- The mirrors / Sophia de Mello.
The ancient world -- With you here at Mertu -- So small are the flowers of Seamu -- There are flowers of Zait in the garden -- I find my love fishing -- Song of Deborah / Anonymous -- People do gossip -- You know the place: then -- He is more than a hero -- We put the urn aboard ship -- Don't ask me what to wear -- I hear that Andromeda / Sappho -- Terpsichore looks kindly on me -- Will you sleep forever? -- I blame Myrtis / Corinna -- Adonis, dying -- Watch out -- Lovely girl / Praxilla -- Yes, I am black! And radiant -- Turning to him, who meets me with desire -- Under the quince tree / Anonymous -- Drat my hateful birthday -- I'm grateful, really grateful -- Let your longing for me, my love / Sulpicia -- from Eighteen verses sung to a tartar reed whistle / Ts'ai Yen -- My lover capable of terrible lies / Kaccipettu Nannakaiyar -- What she said -- What her girl-friend said to her / Okkur Macatti -- What she said to her girl-friend / Venmanipputi -- The middle period, 600-1500 -- Liadan laments Cuirithir / Liadan -- from The hag of Beare / Annonymous -- I have loved thirty by three / Gormley -- Eagle of Pengwern -- Eadwacer -- Wife's lament / Anonymous -- For her brother / Al-Khansa -- from The Sun: I praise the disk of the rising sun -- from The Wanton: Say, friend, if all is well still -- from Substantiations: One born to hardship in his place and station / Vidya -- from the Wanton: My husband is the same who took my maidenhead / Silabhattarika -- Selected epigrams / Kassia -- In praise of virginity / Hroswitha -- When, loosened from the winter's bonds -- Waiting for the Emperor Tenji / Princess Nukada -- Spring is passing and / Empress Jito -- To love someone / Lady Kasa -- Unknown love -- My heart, thinking / Lady Otomo of Sakanoe -- A thing which fades -- When my love becomes -- This night of no moon -- So lonely am I / Ono no Komachi -- After the death of her daughter -- Recklessly -- Never could I think -- As the rains of spring -- From that first night -- From darkness / Izumi Shikibu -- Autumn -- Winter -- Spring / Princess Shikishi -- from The Diary of the Waning Moon -- the shore wind is cold on my travel clothes -- Your subdued voice is low, cuckoo -- Between the pines / Nun Abutsu -- The Turkish bakery / Unknown Kisaeng -- Advice to a neighbour girl -- On a visit to Ch'ung Chen Taoist Temple / Yu Hsuan-chi -- Plum Blossoms / Chu Shu-chen -- Tune: Crimson lips adorned -- Tune: Magnolia blossom -- Tune: The butterfly woos the blossoms -- Tune: Endless Union / Li Ching-chao -- I wonder is there no way for us to meet again -- If you were just in keeping our pact of love / Wallada -- Like a silkworm weaving -- Till you've earned -- Like an elephant -- Riding the blue sapphire mountains / Mahadeviyakka -- All things confine -- Ah yes, when love allows -- What helps it if of love I sing -- Had I been mindful of my high descent / Hadewijch -- Goat's-leaf / Marie de France -- I sing a song / Comtesse de Die -- My love, how could your heart consider -- I am a young girl / Anonymous -- from The Epistle of Othea to Hector / Christine de Pisan -- I loved a child of this countrie / Anonymous -- The Renaissance and its contemporaries, 1500-1800 -- Autant en emporte le vent -- The smell of death / Marguerite de Navarre -- Chanson: If they say -- Epigram: As the body / Pernette du Guillet -- When I catch sight of your fair head -- As long as I continue weeping -- A seer foretold that I would love one day -- Don't scold me, Ladies, if I have loved / Louise Labe -- When I see the earth / Veronica Gambara -- When the troubled sea -- O what transparent waves -- Like a hungry fledgeling / Vittoria Colonna -- Love made me such -- The stars have given me -- If I could believe -- Often I compare my lord / Gaspara Stampa -- No more words! / Veronica Franco -- Poem -- If, Lord, Thy love for me is strong / Saint Theresa of Avila -- The lowly peasand / Anonymous -- At one glance / Mihri Hatun -- O King, I know you gave me poison -- Keep me as your servant, O Girdhar / Mira Bai -- To the tune "Soaring clouds" -- To the tune "Red embroidered shoes" / Huang O -- I cut in two -- Mountains are steadfast -- The blue hill is my desire / Hwang Chin -- from A woman's sorrow / Ho Nansorhon -- Written with a diamond -- Written on a wall -- Written in her French psalter -- The doubt of future foes.
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