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Poetry Friday: legacy by rupi kaur

August 3rd, 2018 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves

i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me
thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller
so the women after me
can see farther


- legacy by Rupi Kaur

This poem makes me think of this artwork by Libby VanderPloeg.

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2018 06:38 pm (UTC)

I wasn't sure about "make this mountain taller," but I LOVE that ending!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 4th, 2018 03:47 am (UTC)

Each of us can help another!

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: August 4th, 2018 03:29 am (UTC)

There are many for whom I'd like to leave in better times. Thanks for sharing Rupi's wish!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 4th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)

Paving the way!

Posted by: Jone MacCulloch (JoneMac53)
Posted at: August 4th, 2018 03:48 am (UTC)
Legacy

This is so appropriate for these times. Thank.you

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 4th, 2018 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Legacy

This poem makes me think of this artwork by Libby VanderPloeg:
https://www.libbyvanderploeg.com/#/lifteachotherup/

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: August 5th, 2018 06:55 pm (UTC)
love

I love how this poem both looks back in appreciation and looks to pay things forward to those who come later. We need this right now.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 5th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: love

Me too!

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