Genre Nonfiction Poetry Poetry Friday

[Poetry Friday] Eve’s Warnings: Empowering Words by Sandra Cisneros and Warsan Shire

Woman, burn brighter.


Fats here.

Last week, I ignited the fire with Nikita Gill’s poem. This week, I’ll let the fire burn brighter with not one but two poems* by inspiring female poets, Sandra Cisneros and Warsan Shire. I stumbled upon them through a post by Thought Catalog. Enjoy!

Many thanks to Jama at Jama’s Alphabet Soup for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up!



*Text and design courtesy of QuotesCreator app. Background image is an original painting by Laura Tietjens entitled, “Salvaje,” courtesy of Fine Art America.

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

4 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Eve’s Warnings: Empowering Words by Sandra Cisneros and Warsan Shire

  1. Whoa — love these, Fats. Strong women!! Yay!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lindabaie

    “Beware, honey.” I love them, too, Fats. Thanks for the cheer for women!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. maryleehahn

    That Cisneros poem has so much spunk!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kay Mcgriff

    I love both of these!

    Liked by 1 person

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