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Then was the time
Of spring, and
Hate and hope, all mine
To mold and form
A life of sorts,
But all that chance I scorned.
Guess I thought
I was too good,
and somehow smart,
The thing that held me back,
Of course, was my pride
I'd tried to save.
Now there isn't any left—
Hate and hope
Have spent their flight.
My love now dances
Through the mist
Of someone else's summer night,
If poems didn't come
Like they do, mean and kind
I'd be silent,
and never known of
The someone who told me
That love is just a word
Not just a state of mind.
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D Police or sheriff's department: 911.
D WIRES (Women's Information and Referral Exchange
D Crisis Hotline (24 hours): 228-1505.
D Crisis Hotline (Bay Area, 24 hours): 333-5111.
D Family Time Help-line (Humble, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.): 446-2615.
D Help Hotline (Fort Bend County): 342-4357.
D The Rape Crisis Program: 528-RAPE.
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Initiation Into Sisterhood
We are daughters of Artemis
In spring time we shall gather
Together in unison,
Beneath the willow trees
We shall dance for her
We shall sing for her,
We shall chant out her name
Blessed be Artemis.
We shall link hands together
In a circle
To caress Mother Earth
With naked feet.
Oh, hail to you
The Goddess of woman love.
We come together to celebrate
Our initiation into sisterhood.
Blessed be your womb
Prom which we were born.
Blessed be your breasts
From which we drank milk.
Blessed be your feet
For they have walked miles for us.
Blessed be your arms
That held us as new born babes.
We are power
For we are female,
We are many
Yet we are one.
We call on you Artemis,
To cleanse our bodies
With milk from your breasts.
Your love pours into our souls
Filling us with ecstasy.
Oh, hail, hail Mother Love
For we are flowers,
In need of sweet nector.
Blessed be your name
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Alyson, paperback, March 1990,
This companion and, the
compiler admits, response to
Rutledge's Gay Book of Lists is
nearly (but not quite) as amusing and arguably even more informative. It's the latter because, as Richards introduc-
torily points out, sexual-
affectional relationships have
been much more effectively hidden by most cultures, which until this century's adoption of
the previously geographic adjective, lesbian, usually have
had no or only patois words for
them. Despite the obscurity
shrouding earlier lesbians,
Richards has intriguingly opted
for lists reflection women's
history primarily before before
1970 (the author may be straining a bit by including "Mona
Lisa," Elizabeth I, and St.
Catherine of Seina). Like
Rutledge's book, Richards' is
casual, not scholarly, meant
for hours of browsing pleasure
and provocation (over items
like "15 Spinsters Who Need to
Be Researched" and "17 Words
Beginning with 'S'" by one
"Connie Linguist"). List of
Review by Ray Olson