I’d like to dedicate this poem to mothers everywhere (those mothering at this very moment and those of generations past). And to my own mother, Mary. Happy Mother’s Day.


Recent poetry by Tania Pryputniewicz appeared either in print or on-line at Autumn Sky, Literary Mama, Linebreak, Salome Magazine, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Tiny Lights; new work is forthcoming at The Blood Orange Review. She Dressed in a Hurry, (for Lady Di), belongs to a longer series of poems in progress titled Thirteen Incarnations exploring iconic female personalities including Nefertiti, Ophelia, Joan of Arc, Amelia Earhart and Marilyn Monroe.


A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Tania is the poetry editor at the Fertile Source (www.fertilesource.com) (which features artwork and writing focused on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, fertility, miscarriage, and adoption). She lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband, three children, and five feral cats and keeps a blog documenting the process of mothering while writing at Feral Mom, Feral Writer (www.poetrymom.blogspot.com).


For notes on the process of creating the photo/poem montage:

http://poetrymom.blogspot.com/2010/05/photo-poem-montage-she-dressed-in-hurry.html

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She Dressed in a Hurry (for Lady Di)

A Photo Poem Montage

by Tania Pryputniewicz

Photography by Robyn Beattie www.robynbeattie.comPiano, Scriabin Etude, Opus 42#4, Stephen Pryputniewicz

Text of Poem, originally published at Salome Magazine  http://www.salomemagazine.com/chamber.php?id=301