The Long Queen

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  • The Long Queen
    • Time
      • The Long Queen
        • Mentions the Queen 9 times
        • Marries Time
        • A long reign
      • Mentions of time
        • Begins and ends with it
        • "The Long Queen couldn't die"
        • Long title
      • Foreshadows longer poems
    • Femininity
      • Queen
        • Wetnurses
        • Wives
        • Spinsters
        • Hags
        • Mothers
        • Women and girls
      • "When girls first bled"
      • "Light music of girls"
      • "Long live the Queen"
      • Childbirth
        • Mother Nature
          • Spirituality
            • Unseen
            • Disguised
          • Rules over women
            • "No girl born who wasn't The Long Queen's always child"
            • "Of all the dead"
              • Spirituality
                • Unseen
                • Disguised
            • "Sent her explorers"
            • "Sorting the bad from the good"
          • Periods
            • Femininity
              • Queen
                • Wetnurses
                • Wives
                • Spinsters
                • Hags
                • Mothers
                • Women and girls
              • "When girls first bled"
              • "Light music of girls"
              • "Long live the Queen"
              • Childbirth
                • Mother Nature
                  • Rules over women
                    • "No girl born who wasn't The Long Queen's always child"
                    • "Of all the dead"
                      • "Sent her explorers"
                      • "Sorting the bad from the good"
                    • Periods
                      • Treasures women
                        • "Her pleasures were stories"
                        • "All her possessions in a moment of time"
                          • Mentions of time
                            • Begins and ends with it
                            • "The Long Queen couldn't die"
                            • Long title
                        • "Her always child"
                        • "Salt pearls, bright jewels"
              • Treasures women
                • "Her pleasures were stories"
                • "All her possessions in a moment of time"
                  • "Her always child"
                  • "Salt pearls, bright jewels"
          • Pain
            • Queen is a burden
              • "The cold weight of the crown"
              • "Young when she bowed her head"
              • "She counted their sorrow"
              • "Pain was worth it"
            • Gender
              • "Bled to be insignificant"
              • "The pain when a girl"
              • "Tears: Salt pearls"
              • "Counted their sorrow"
            • Childbirth
              • "The room screamed scarlet"
              • "Sore flowers"
          • Power
            • Laws
              • Childhood
              • Blood
              • Tears
              • Childbirth
            • Over men
              • Married time rather than a man
              • Look down on them in the court room
              • Cares only for women
          • Links
            • Connects with Feminine Gospals
              • 'Queen'
              • Women
              • Female strength
            • Other poems
              • The Map-Woman
              • Beautiful
              • The Woman Who Shopped
              • Loud/Tall

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