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This tone of independence in the face of male dominence continues through the entire book. The section...
This tone of independence in the face of male dominence continues through the entire book. The section "Mother of All" names and characterizes the goddesses and women who wielded power and received worship before the rise of patriarchal societies. The litany of names, lost power, and injustice becomes an exhortation to women to regain the strength and independence they have lost.
"Annie Poems," the last section of the book, celebrates a collection of friends, family, and lovers who have influenced the poet's life, culminating in a daughter's tribute of love to her mother. Cameron's humour, anger, and energy are in evidence here, as she describes everyday life and the actions people accept as 'normal.'
Years later I said they were probably tears of relief
and she looked at me as if life had, again, disappointed her
Tem Eyos Ki"
Tem Eyos Ki learned love in the waiting house surrounded by women and when she came back she was a woman struck by lightning
She led the women away from the village away from pots and pans and duties and obedience into a forest where they frolicked with the children and learned how love could really be
When the men sought them out a magic dugout came from the sky and Tem Eyos Ki leaped into it singing and rode off above the rain forest
She visited with the magic people learned songs from them
At night I could hear her and I yearned
MOTHER OF ALL
Whenever a Child is Born
What Are These Coloured Cones
Sometimes I Read Magazines
When We Meet
A Bear Story
Kyuquot Forest Protectorate
Sea Fair, Powell River
In Class I Am Asked
Whenever a Woman Forgets Herself
When Next in Soft Dark or Bright Light
I Am She Who in Other Times
When I Was Very Small
Life Does Not Consist of a Series of Orgasims
For Eleanor: First Poem in More Than a Year
Every Now and Again Something Happens
How Old Was I That Year?
If I Was Ten My Brother Was Seven and Annie Was Not Yet Thirty