International Women’s Day March 8th ~ with love

On Bringing Up Girls ~ Rose Cook



Aren’t you going to clip her wings?

they said, That’s usual for a girl her age, isn’t it?

and we said we didn’t want to clip her wings

and they watched our little daughter grow

bright and strong and they said:


Aren’t you going to tie her feet? That’s

advisable for a young girl, isn’t it?

and we said we didn’t want to tie her feet

and they saw a young woman growing

clear and brave and before they could say anything else

we said: Now it is time to teach her to fly

and they fell back.


They are teaching her to fly, they repeated,

teaching her to fly.

How wonderful, murmured their daughters,

and how interesting.