Monday, May 02, 2011



“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation”  --  Abigail Adams

In the moment we have before us 
rebellious news is on the way

noticing what is momentous
it is not what people say.

Hers will  be a curious comment
that catches your ear -- the sincere

way she looks and suggests intent
to take action once more to foment

the crowd, the people, the masses.
Until the moment, the now, it passes.

*To "foment" is to incite or rouse {the rebels fomented a revolution}. Although the word was once used as a noun -- the OED records sparse uses from 1540 to 1892 -- the corresponding noun has long been "fomentation" (= incitement, instigation).(Garner's Modern American Usage

from  Geography Lessons, 2011   -   James Henderson

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