I am at a poetry retreat, and I have just realized I haven’t posted any new poetry in ages! Here is one that was prompted by discussion around the table last night.
Men are afraid that women will laugh at them.
Women are afraid that men will kill them
~ Margaret Atwood
she is laughing
at his wizened, flapping sword
it is not slashing, slicing, dividing
head from heart.
Impalement is not a virtue in itself
ecstacy can take or leave it.
She desires his desire,
not his possession.
Shawn/Sean/Shaun for XX not XY November 6, 2011
Tags: female, feminine, girls, name, Sean, Shaun, Shawn, women
I’ve be told all my life from the ill informed that “Shawn is a boy’s name!” My mother found the name in the girls’ section of her baby book, and according Wolfram Alpha data, 30,000 females in the US are named Shawn or Shaun. Sure, ten times that number are male, but so what? There are ten times more female Shawns than there are Aurelias and Rosalees for example. If those are girls’ names, Shawn is ten times moreso…
We may not be great in number, but there is some talent represented. So here are some well-known female Shawns or Seans or Shauns. If you have any to add, or you’re one yourself, please leave the information as a comment!
Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
bassist: Sean Yseult
Singer: Shawn Christopher
actess: Sean Young
Miss USA, Miss Universe (1980): Shawn Weatherly
Miss Tennessee State University (2010): Shawn Montgomery
Author: Shawn Lamb
Blogger: Shawn Allison
Blogger/columnist & artist: Shawn Dell Joyce
Author: Shawn Lane
Author: Shawn Kirsten Maravel
Author: Shawn MacKenzie