Friday, 30 July 2010

Friday Feminist - Yosano Akiko 与謝野 晶子

Cross posted

The Day the Mountains Move

The day the mountains move has come.
I speak, but no one believes me.
For a time the mountains have been asleep,
But long ago, they danced with fire.
It doesn't matter if you believe this,
My friends, as long as you believe:
All the sleeping women
Are now awake and moving.

Yosano Akiko 与謝野 晶子, "The Day the Mountains Move", first published in Seitô in 1911, republished in Carole R. McCann and Seung-kyung Kim (eds), Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives, 2nd ed., Routledge 2010

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