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Robert Frost's poem
"The Silken Tent" has always knocked me cold. There are so many things women bring to the equation that the rest of us fail to see, and he helps us see and feel, and as we do, we marvel. I first wrote this piece for a short film my daughter Ruby made. It was inspired by her strength and grace, which she learned from her mother.
She is as in a field a silken tent
At midday when the sunny summer breeze
Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent,
So that in guys it gently sways at ease,
And its supporting central cedar pole,
That is its pinnacle to heavenward
And signifies the sureness of the soul,
Seems to owe naught to any single cord,
But strictly held by none, is loosely bound
By countless silken ties of love and thought
To every thing on earth the compass round,
And only by one's going slightly taut
In the capriciousness of summer air
Is of the slightlest bondage made aware.
Art as Protest--Inner Compass
Thousands of women in Juarez, Mexico have been tortured and murdered because they are women. Yet the authorities have been more inclined to call these killings imaginary than emergency. When installation artist Mandy Cano Villalobos of the Calvin College art department learned of this mass femicide, she looked for a way to honor the individual victims. See what she created to give these silenced women a voice. Shirley Hoogstra hosts. (Includes film clip from "Juarez: the City Where the Women are Disposable.")