Courtney Kane

Depth Of A Woman

there is depth in me that is
much like the sea
and on days of my greatest gleam
i am the woman who manages
what some may say is the impossible

a son, a daughter, i have them all
and nothing prevents me from
keeping them calm, in great winds,
in the roughest rain,

the sight of my eyes, the searing pain
of life's hard road,
it all bulds to a glorious strength,

the strength of the women before me,
it is the depth of a worldly woman.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 5, 2005

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  • Greg J (1/11/2018 4:56:00 PM)

    Hi Courtney! I have a similar request as Anna below. We would like to know the possibility of licensing or commissioning your work. Please contact me at greg at yardnyc dot com. Thanks!

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  • Anna Speicher (12/13/2017 1:32:00 PM)

    Courtney, my women's chorus is commissioning a choral piece, and the composer is interested in working with Depth of a Woman. We need your permission, though, and VERY quickly- like by Friday (December 15,2017) . You can reach me at amspeicher[at]northpark.edu.

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  • James B. Earley (7/31/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    A poignant introspection! Excellent.

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  • Random Crap (9/7/2007 2:39:00 PM)

    Well done this is a really nice poem. Well done to all the powerfull and deep women out there! I hope to become one x-x-x

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  • Joseph Daly (8/10/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    This is a particularly beautiful poem. The use of occassional rhyme works very well. The idea of the poem is great, I wonder if the sea simile could not be exorcised in favour of something else that suggests, profoundness.

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  • Ted Sheridan (8/4/2007 12:35:00 AM)

    I love the sea...I swim and surf in it, so I waded into this one to find it less than ankle deep my sweet.

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  • Alfredo Jacques (6/8/2007 1:41:00 PM)

    beautiful poem thanks for sharing.

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  • Goldy Locks (6/1/2007 1:28:00 AM)

    Wise and keen. I can only look to a poem like this for guidance.

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  • Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari (8/19/2005 11:27:00 AM)

    I like the way you made everyone before you was as important as the ones after...good job!

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  • Anong All (6/14/2005 10:11:00 AM)

    l like your poem, it gives the feeling of honour, and strength. Interesting way, you have styled your words.

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  • Raynette Eitel (6/5/2005 10:03:00 AM)

    This is a lovely thought, Courtney. I have only one criticism. Your first line states 'there is a depth in me that is much like the sea' yet you did not go on and support the simile. You showed that you were wrong, you gave the motivation for strength (your son and daughter) but you didn't really show us how your depth is like the sea.

    Raynette

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