March of the Women

March of the women by Gráinne Smith, written for 8th March – International Women’s Day – 2011

Marching with their hearts those hardy souls pushed,

argued, fought laws long deemed immovable,

brought basic rights. All wrought by loving hands

and standing up to be counted for us – the Here and Now.

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A daunting project…

Recently I was asked by Marie Shaw, Arts Development Officer for Aberdeenshire South, to write a poem specially for the centenary of International Women’s Day, and read it as the introduction to a big event at Buchanan’s, Banchory Woodend Barn on 8th March.  As I knew little about International Women’s Day apart from the name, [...]