So too, like Clarissa Burt, I encourage all women to “step up” to be counted for awards that through our modesty and humility might be overlooked, when clearly so many women deserve the joy and sense of confidence from being nominated!
Red underlip drawn in for fear of love,
And white throat, whiter than the silvered dove,
Through whose wan marble creeps one purple vein.
Yet, though my lips shall praise her without cease,
Even to kiss her feet I am not bold,
Being o’ershadowed by the wings of awe….