Sunday, December 2, 2018

ready to blaze the trail

                                                                                             Author: Beals
Image: Jessie Tarbox Beals (here)
America's first female photojournalist c. 1904

an impassioned plea
a determined look in the eyes
never to question
one who had decided to break new grounds

a confident look
clear enough
astute in the challenge
fully equipped
ready to blaze the trail
for other females

being the first was earth-shattering
to the male chauvinist

women had a place in the calling
(55 words)

Kerry at Real Toad's - camera flash 55
Mary at PU's Poetry Pantry #431

18 comments:

  1. I have to smile at the shock of the male chauvinist. I was married to one - until the women's movement began. Lol.

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  2. Takes one to start and put an end to the male chauvinist crap.

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  3. Are there still male chauvinist about?
    Great verse Hank.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Oh, yes I'm sure she had to fight against a lot of things... and I think women still do...

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  5. She does have a determined look in her eyes!

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  6. The image is empowering, Loved your poem.

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  7. A perfect description of women trail blazers....wonderful!

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  8. Amazing and great woman who opened the door for the rest of us. Well crafted!

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  9. I enjoyed this, and it describes the photograph really well.

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  10. I liked your interpretation, Hank. You have made me wonder what her subject was, and who took this and who. That would be good for another write, I might so it. Good on the 55. I also did that.
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  11. This is quite a tale, Hank! Love that the woman took on the challenge.

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  12. "astute in the challenge" I would love to hear this line again and again when it's spoken about a woman. Nicely put Hank.

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  13. Love this! Such an insightful take on the picture prompt, Hank!💞

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  14. Ah yes those rule breakers and cliche erasers. Kudos. Luv this write.

    much love...

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  15. I love a woman who doesn't follow the rules.

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  16. She definitely looks the part with all that huge equipment

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