August 1965, 3.30 A.M.
Necessity for a more unyielding discipline of my life.
Recognize the uselessness of blind anger.
Use children’s school hours better, for work & solitude.
Refuse to be distracted from own style of life.
Be harder & harder on poems.
From Adrienne Rich in Of Woman Born. (Yes, Rich has her limitations and I won’t try to deny them, but she is still the most important writer in feminist motherhood, ever, in my opinion). And apparently we all make lists at 3.30 a.m., me included).