Allotrope

Honey soaked, troubled notes

Pierced within cracking walls

Unreleased burdens, build and topple

Foraged for tranquil peace

Regarded as flotsam – inestimable instead

Paragon of the genetrix cue

Lumbered pressure allotropes does make

Verse (c) T. Altman 2017

(Image: Woman Aflame by Dali)

 

What inspires me: Margarett Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale

I have always been inspired by stories by and of women and I recently re-read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.

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I have to start off by saying this book was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad she did as its become one of my favorite all time books.

The scary thing is that our current political climate can potentially lead to this dystopian world where women’s rights and reproduction are controlled by men in power and with that in mind its quite a thought provoking read.

This book has had a deep impact on me and my personal connection to feminism and the resulting treatment of women and their bodies.

Hulu has created a tv series based on the books airing in March and I look forward to seeing this great novel on the small screen…until then:

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” 

Don’t let the bastards grind you down!