Lola Ridge


Lola Ridge was an anarchist poet and an influential editor of avant-garde feminist and Marxist publications best remembered for her long poems and poetic sequences She along with other political poets of the early Modernist period has been coming under increasing critical scrutiny at the beginning …

Blow through me wind
  As you blow through apple blossoms….
  Scatter me in shining petals over the passers-by….
  Joyously I reunite… sway and gather to myself….
  Sedately I walk by the dancing feet of children—
  Not knowing I too dance over the cobbled spring.
  O, but they laugh back at me,
  (Eyes like daisies smiling wide open),
  And we both look askance at the snowed-in people
  Thinking me one of them.