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Dear Friends,

On International Women's Day, a reminder that women's power is timeless.

Rise and shine.


International Women’s Day – March 8, 2023

Her eyes tell me: see what becomes of a woman and her words --
we grow tall, we are bent,
we can be twisted; we go anywhere,
we change our shape.  We go everywhere.

We survive.  Learn it well.



From: "IN THE BECOMING:  Poems on the Deirdre Story"   © Margaret McCarthy














Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

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Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia