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    Poem of the Month, September 2015: Women Fiords

    Text: Solveig Hansen

    On her cruise trip to the Norwegian fiords this summer, Ada Aharoni wrote this poem about the women of Norway. It echoes her “Vote Women for Change” call before every general election in Israel.

    As web editor of IFLAC, I was delighted to see that she dedicated the poem to me. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Poem dedicated to Solveig Hansen of Oslo
    Excellent Web Director of IFLAC


    By Ada Aharoni

    Chapeau to the Women of Norway
    Who created spectacular Fiords of peace and equality
    Piercing, melting every biased iceberg
    Throughout Norway
    Throughout the whole of Scandinavia.

    How did they do it those brave women?
    “Women vote women, and men vote women too –
    Vote women for a change, and for a real change
    Vote women! One man, one woman
    On every key position!”

    First woman prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
    Brought health, joy and equal pay,
    And today, Erna Solberg, Norway’s second woman prime minister
    Says a staunch NO to ISIS – we do not speak
    With barbarians, who captured an innocent
    Norwegian and want to behead him
    If Norway doesn’t pay the high ransom
    They brutally demand!
    Bravo Fiord women of Norway –
    A model to the whole world
    Navigating peace and wisdom through the Golden Gates
    Of the formidable “Legatum Prosperity Index.”*

    *The Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking, developed by the Legatum Institute, of 142 countries. The ranking is based on a variety of factors including wealth, economic growth, education, health, personal well-being, and quality of life. In the 2014 rankings, Norway again topped the list for the fifth year.


    One Comment on “Poem of the Month, September 2015: Women Fiords”

    1. adaaharoni06 says:

      Comment by Atalya Rosenberg: Dear Solveig, With all your wonderful and important acivity for peace and the directing of the impressive IFLAC website – you certainly deserve this poem dedicated to you and so much more!
      Atalya Rosenberg


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