Feminine Gospels: A04

The Princess Saves Herself In This One (1)

"If I ever have a daughter

the first thing I will

teach her to love 

is the word 'no'"

Can be linked to 'The Light Gatherer' and 'The Chord'

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The Princess Saves Herself In This One (2)

'Words make me starve

myself until you could

see them all'

Could be linked to 'The Diet' 

2 of 18

The Princess Saves Herself In This One (3)

'Silence has always been

my loudest scream'

Could be linked to 'Loud'

3 of 18

The Princess Saves Herself In This One (4)

'...collect words and polish them 

up until they shine like

starlight in your palm...'

Could be linked to 'A Dreaming Week' and 'Gambler'

4 of 18

The World's Wife: Queen Herod

'We do our best, we queens,

we mothers, we mothers

of queens.'

Could be linked to 'The Long Queen'

5 of 18

The World's Wife: Mrs Mildas

'It's amber eyes, holding

their pupils like flies.'

Could be linked to 'The Light Gatherer'

6 of 18

The World's Wife: Mrs Darwin

'I said to Him - something about

that chimpanzee over there

reminds me of you'

Could be linked to 'Sub'

7 of 18

The World's Wife: Mrs Beast

'The lady says do this. 

Harder.

The lady says do this.

Faster.'

Could be linked to 'Beautiful'

8 of 18

The World's Wife: Penelope

'...kept my head down,

did my work...'
Could be linked to 'Work'

9 of 18

The World's Wife: Mrs Lazarus

'I had wept for a night 

and a day over my 

loss.'

Could be linked to 'Death and the Moon'

10 of 18

Written on the Body (1)

'You must be a photograph,

not a poem.'

Could be linked to 'White Writing'

11 of 18

Written on the Body (2)

'Who taught you to 

write in blood on 

my back?'

Could be linked to 'The Map Woman'

12 of 18

Written on the Body (3)

'Nobody can

legislate love.'

Could be linked to 'White Writing'

13 of 18

Written on the Body (4)

'I have mapped you

with my naked eye.'

Could be linked to 'The Map Woman'

14 of 18

Milk and Honey (1)

'You tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but I was

not made with a fire in my belly

so I could be put out.'

Could be linked to 'Loud'

15 of 18

Milk and Honey (2)

'The thing about writing is I can't

tell if it's healing or

destroying.'

Could be linked to 'A Dreaming Week' or 'Gambler'

16 of 18

Milk and Honey (3)

'...your body is a museum ofnatural

disasters can you grasp how stunning

that is...'

Could be linked to 'The Map Woman' or 'White Writing'

17 of 18

Milk and Honey (4)

'Our backs tell stories

no books have the spine

to carry.'

Could be linked to 'The Map Woman'

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