A hundred years ago a woman’s vote
Becoming law became the right
Of Irish women. We remember them
As we celebrate this freedom.
One of my favorite of Boland's poems is her tribute to another master of language, Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1988) -- Hopper was a computer pioneer and a navy rear admiral. Here is the opening stanza of Boland's poem:
|Boland's complete poem is available here.|
I had the good fortune to meet Grace Murray Hopper when she visited Bloomsburg University in 1984 to receive an honorary Doctor of Science Degree. Hopper was imaginative and articulate and bold; here is some poetry found in her words.
If it's a
It's much easier
than it is
to get permission.