Friday, April 27, 2012

that fierce decorum



...middle-aged women, 
respectable housewives, 
would come and stand nightlong in the agora 
silent 
together 
as ewes and cows in the night fields, 
guarding, watching them 
as their mothers 
watched over them. 
And no man 
dared 
that fierce decorum.




from The Maenads, by Ursula K. Le Guin 

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