Mary, you forged new worlds.
Choosing art over marriage, motherhood, and men,
You created life in the sphere
To which you were oft times
You painted us absorbed
In our work,
And defined our moments
Untraditional Mary Cassatt
Who valued tradition
With strokes as discerning as our mothers’ voices,
You elevated us to Milton’s Aonian heights.
We are commanding and dignified,
At ease on your canvas.
Jo is a 35-year teacher whose favourite genre in the classroom is poetry. In the past several years she has found herself writing poems alongside her students, and their submissions of their work to one-line journals and other contests have encouraged her to do the same. Jo’s favourite hobbies are writing and hanging out with her two-year-old grandson. She and her husband live in a small community outside of Atlanta.
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