Who told you that you need not know or care/ About the sin and sorrow of the world?

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(poetry diary  199-3/8/17) “While the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have helped bring greater attention to IWD, the first time it was observed was back in Feb. 28, 1908. About 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay, and the right to vote. On the same day the following year, women staged another demonstration — this time with the blessing of the Socialist Party of America. They continued to do this on the last Sunday of February each year until 1913.” – Valentina Zarya – A Brief But Fascinating History of International Women’s DayFortune – 3/7/17

To The Indifferent Women
Charlotte Anna Perkins Gilman 
A Sestina
You who are happy in a thousand homes,
Or overworked therein, to a dumb peace;
Whose souls are wholly centered in the life
Of that small group you personally love;
Who told you that you need not know or care
About the sin and sorrow of the world?

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