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October 1, 2010

Poetry Friday--Illustrated Poehistry

Here's another original poem that I've put together with a photo from the Library of Congress. It was inspired by my recent interest in the suffrage movement, the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and a discussion amongst my writing buddies of the states' uneven ratification process.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Image courtesy Library of Congress.

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  1. What a great poem and what an interesting and fun concept of pairing it with a photo like this!

  2. Very effective use of the form. The poem is magnified by the image.

  3. This is such a great series, Diane. The direct address in stanza two works really well.

  4. Thanks, everyone, for your kind words! I find old photos fascinating and inspirational. We have a great resource in the Library of Congress--I don't ever mind paying federal taxes!

  5. You and the LOC made great art together!