the world’s 1st poet was a bit like Ivanka Trump

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WHY HAS NO ONE EVER HEARD OF 
THE WORLD’S FIRST POET? ENHEDUANNA IS REVERED BY ANCIENT ALIEN CONSPIRACY THEORISTS—BUT FEW OTHERS – Charles Halton – Literary Hub – 6/22/17

“Enheduanna and her writings produce both complications and conflicted assessments. It is incredibly inspiring that the first author that we know of in all of human history was a woman living within a kick-your-teeth-down-your-throat, highly repressive patriarchal society. I imagine it took a lot of courage for her to step out of the convention of anonymous writing and boldly attach her name to her works. People probably regarded her as conceited and arrogant, a prima donna and an iconoclast. But she was also the king’s daughter, which gave her an immense amount of privilege. She used this privilege to carry her father’s water as he brutally expanded his colonial empire.”

In a footnote, Halton adds that “It’s taking every ounce of self-control I have to avoid comparing her to Ivanka Trump.”

Temple Hymn 7 

Enheduanna, translated by Betty De Shong Meador

high-lying Kesh

in all heaven and earth ***** you are the form-shaping place

*spreading fear like a great poisonous snake

Read rest of poem 

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