BOUDICA BURNS EDEN
Judy Grahn traces the linguistic and historical etymology of the word [bulldagger], citing the female warrior of A.D. 61, Boudica (pronounced boo-uh-dike-ay), a leader/queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising against Roman imperialism to be captured ultimately and flogged, her daughters raped, but not before (with a confederation of Celtic tribes 120,000 strong) she burned to the ground what are now London and Colchester.
This precise minute marks the start of the third day,
Unlike Eve, Boudica has carefully considered
Tremulous, she nibbles the gap-toothed allusion,
Remains. Where there was once destruction, now a hibernal garden