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Poem of the Week: “Grainne’s Answer to Burke’s Proposal” by Mary O’Malley

Grainne’s Answer to Burke’s Proposal

Take me for one year certain
hot and cold and strong.
What woman will give you
as much for that long?
A year in a wild place.
Take me or leave me as I am.

–Mary O’Malley, from The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry (2011)

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