BY EMMA EDEN RAMOS
Today is Konudagur, National Women’s Day in Iceland. Since the middle of the 20th Century, men have celebrated Konudagur, the first day of the month of Góa, by honoring the women in their lives. While we here at Luna Luna think every day should be Women’s Day, we want to recognize Iceland’s beautiful tradition by honoring our lovely readers.
Shakespeare wrote, "If music be the fruit of love, play on."
So, plug in your headphones and listen to a compilation of Bjork’s music. Each song matches one of the Icelandic months. Once you have finished listening, send this playlist to a woman YOU want to celebrate. Play on.
Harpa – Bachelorette
Skerpla – Isobel
Sólmánuður – Pagan Poetry
Heyannir – Mouth’s Cradle (Live)
Tvímánuður — Big Time Sensuality
Haustmánuður — Atom Dance (Live)
Gormánuður — Venus as a Boy
Ýlir – Unravel (Live)
Mörsugur — Possibly Maybe
Þorri — Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right)
Einmánuður — Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Emma Eden Ramos is a writer from New York City. Her middle grade novella titled The Realm of the Lost was published in 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in Stories for Children Magazine, The Legendary, The Citron Review, BlazeVOX Journal, and other journals. Ramos’ novelette, "Where the Children Play," was included in Resilience: Stories, Poems, Essays, Words for LGBT Teens, edited by Eric Nguyen. Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems (Heavy Hands Ink, 2011), Ramos’ first poetry chapbook, was shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Literary Award in Poetry. Still, At Your Door: A Fictional Memoir (Writers AMuse Me Publishing, 2014) is Ramos' third book.