Ok, so we have the O’hara, and now : Rich. Adrienne Rich. I’ve already posted a bit from Integrity, which is on the list. So here is For Ethel Rosenberg:
She sank however into my soul A weight of sadness
I hardly can register how deep
her memory has sunk that wife and mother
like so many
who seemed to get nothing out of any of it
except her children
You should really read the whole thing. It is fantastic, the way that she takes this shared historical event and exposes how is was and continued to be a personal experience for thousands of American women. Later, there are lines about how the speaker felt on her wedding day, the sacrifices that we are used for. Events like the ones she choses to write about force us to look at our own lives and examine. Her poem White Night also is on the list, great stuff. 96 to go.