Gráinne Mhaol

September 5, 2011
By raggedyanarchy PLATINUM, Jackson, Mississippi
raggedyanarchy PLATINUM, Jackson, Mississippi
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She tossed the shears into the ocean;
Holding fire hair over the sea.
Watching the waves leap and grasp for it;
This hair that once belonged to them
Was now clasped in her hands.
She allowed the scarlet tendrils to slip
From her calloused hands like water,
And they reunited with the white curls of foam
That beckoned them.


The author's comments:
"Gráinne Mhaol" is Gaelic for "bald grace," the nicknasme given to Gráinne Ní Mháille, who was a famous female pirate. She earned the name when her father told her she couldn't sail with him because she was a girl and her long hair would get caught in the ropes. so she lopped her hair off.

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