“If I do but just one worthwhile thing
then may I be named Great Woman?
“Must She the Magnificent truly do it all?
the sweet submission;
the legal seduction;
the virtuous obeying,
the beautiful rebellion;
the humility that balances all things human,
the resilient grandmothering…
“If I may play but just one role
could I be called Great
And should I sit each extreme out
-for I’m sure some do,
was I there at all?”
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