ISSUE 19 - JUNE 2019

Germaine Greer: “ If the world has dubbed you crone, you might as well be one. There is no point in growing old unless you can be a witch, and accumulate spiritual power in place of the political and economic power that has been denied you as a woman.”

Rupert Sheldrake: “Similar patterns of activity resonate across time and space with subsequent patterns. This hypothesis applies to all self-organising systems, including atoms, molecules, crystals, cells, plants, animals and animal societies. All draw upon a collective memory and in turn contribute to it.”

Christina Rossetti: “…and whilst it may truly be urged that unless white could be black and Heaven Hell my experience (thank God) precludes me from hers, I yet don’t see why ‘the Poet mind’ should be less able to construct her from its own inner consciousness than a hundred other unknown quantities.”

R. Nemo Hill: “I cannot speak of it, this lonely place
of rest—in which past harbors play no part.”

W. S. Merwin: “I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry now that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world. One is trying to say everything that can be said for the things that one loves while there’s still time. ... We keep expressing our anger and our love, and we hope, hopelessly perhaps, that it will have some effect.”

Radicalesbians: “What is a lesbian? A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. She is the woman who, often beginning at an early age, acts in accordance with her inner compulsion to be a more complete and freer human being . . . than society cares to allow her to.”

Mary Meriam, Editor
Lavender Review

Berthe Morisot, The Orange Picker (1889)