It’s National Poetry Month.

Thanks, WP blogger Ben, for this monumental opportunity to introduce…

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“If Goethe had had to prepare supper, salt the dumplings;

If Schiller had had to wash the dishes;

If Heine had had to mend what he had torn, to clean the rooms, kill the bugs –

Oh, the menfolk, none of them would have become great poets.”  

  ~Eremenz Meier

I saw this bronze on the bank of the Danube in the city of

Passau ~

 Eremenz Mierer , innkeeper’s daughter and poet.

 

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Emerenz Meier was born in Schiefweg, a town in the Bavarian Forest. She became well-known through her stories and poems of village life. Meier rebelled against tradition and convention to become a successful writer in spite of difficult economic conditions. The family emigrated to America to make a fresh start in Chicago. There, Meier wrote mainly for her enjoyment, but she also waged verbal war against political, economic and social conditions in Europe and America. 

 

In today’s Sunday Review, op-ed columnist Frank Bruni reminds us in his singular style (almost as poetically as Eremenz Meier) that the conversation isn’t over yet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/opinion/sunday/bruni-womens-unequal-lot.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

 

Toni  4/13/14

3 thoughts on “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MONUMENT

  1. Yes, I enjoyed that article also, and your poem. I wonder where this conversation about men and women will go this time. Will we come closer to having some more domestic duties shifted to men or will the whole thing once again subside and women patiently struggle on with too many jobs and having to chose between parenting and having a meaningful public role?

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