Quotation by Adrienne Rich

Thus wrote
a woman, partly brave and partly good,
who fought with what she partly understood.
Few men about her would or could do more,
hence she was labeled harpy, shrew and whore.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (l. 72–75). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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