The «Nursery rhyme of women and mimosa» is a nursery rhyme written by Mimmo Mòllica on the occasion of March 8, «International Women’s Rights Day», women’s day.
The author stated: «At the center of the anniversary are the social and political achievements achieved by women, but also the discrimination and violence suffered, of which in many parts of the world women are still the object. It is an important party for the reasons that are the basis and achieving effective gender equality is the goal. Mimosa is the Italian symbol of this day ».
Why March 8? L’March 8, 1945, the Union of Women, in Italy, wanted to celebrate the first women’s day. After the war, then, on 8 March 1946 this festival was celebrated throughout Italy and the mimosa made its first appearance as a symbol.
Mòllica explains: “The idea came from three women: Teresa Noce, Rita Montagnana and Teresa Mattei. During a feminist procession the freshly bloomed mimosa was distributed and it was feared that the symbolic gesture could “disturb public order”. Even the presence of women in the procession was considered “illegal occupation of public land”. But women are not abusive. Just as their rights are not abusive.
In 1959 three senators of the Republic presented a bill for the official institution of Women’s Day as a national holiday, but the initiative fell on deaf ears ”.
In many Italian cities, streets and gardens have been dedicated and titled to mimosa and 8 March. Mimosa is a symbol of spring and International Women’s Day.
The author explains: “its bright yellow flowers bring joy, soften the gray colors of winter, are a symbol of strength, kindness and femininity, and open the doors to the season of new blooms and harvest ».
Roses bloom in May,
in March it is an explosion of mimosas,
blooming clusters of yellow balls
like colorful butterflies.
That bunch of straw yellow
opens the way to peach and hawthorn,
softens the sad grayness of winter,
the Eternal Father sets the sun back.
Thus each flower has its own meaning
a color ‘code’ that has blossomed
showing the whole world “petalosa”
what mimosa symbolizes.
And on March 8 because he makes a gift of it
to every woman, and to whom are they not women?
Because they are strong and generous women,
fertile and beautiful like mimosas,
Women’s Day is the occasion
to say no to discrimination.
More than talking about “pink quotas”
I’m talking about a now famous woman,
pedagogist and then parliamentarian
that one day the women wanted to celebrate.
It was Mrs. Teresa Mattei
than on March 8 of forty-six
from that strong and generous plant
took a yellow sprig of mimosa
and gave it to women and girls,
to women like you, dear children.
That very special day
became the usual feast of the Woman:
mom, sister, aunt, cousin and grandmother,
symbol of Women’s Day.
That yellow flower is a symbol of light,
color that cheers and seduces,
inspires strength and good will,
imagination and creativity.
And it brings good humor and energy,
vitality, common sense and irony,
because every woman is unique and special,
he is indeed a universal figure.
The “Women’s Day” is the Day
where every woman is celebrated,
women’s pride day,
because a country is never civil
if there is no substantial equality:
Women’s Day, an international holiday.
It is the Day of the yellow mimosa
which carries within itself a precious inheritance,
and mimosa is like a flag
waving in the sky in spring
is a twig that tastes of memory,
a twig entered the story.
This all-female day
it is an occasion for civil strife
and on March 8, my dear children,
streets and gardens were named.
Mimmo Mòllica ©