Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Misc.

Interesting post on country music: A Most Ingenious Paradox by Jimmy Akin.

Oh, ((le soja)). I remember what Adrienne Rich poem I love. "Power," about Marie Curie, one of my top role models. (Can you see why I confuse her and Audre Lorde? Their poems even have the same title!)

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"Living in the earth-deposits of our history

Today a backhoe divulged out of a crumbling flank of earth
one bottle amber perfect a hundred-year-old
cure for fever or melancholy a tonic
for living on this earth in the winters of this climate.

Today I was reading about Marie Curie:
she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness
her body bombarded for years by the element
she had purified
It seems she denied to the end
the source of the cataracts on her eyes
the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends
till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil

She died a famous woman denying
her wounds
denying
her wounds came from the same source as her power."

--Adrienne Rich, "Power"

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I see the Brat coming home from across the street, so it's time to go play.

3 comments:

Nick said...

Ever read E=mc2 from David Bodanis? He does a contemporary feminist thing and goes back and reclaims history (herstory) of discovers and scientists. It is really good and a quick read, another book you can borrow.

Stefanie said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I've never heard of it.

Nick said...

Yeah PBS had a Nova show that was based off the book and how it went through and showed how woman in history affected science.