Jean Blewett

(4 November 1872 - 1934 / Scotia, Lake Erie, Ontario)

Woman - Poem by Jean Blewett

Not faultless, for she was not fashioned so,
A mingling of the bitter and the sweet;
Lips that can laugh and sigh and whisper low
Of hope and trust and happiness complete,
Or speak harsh truths; eyes that can flash with fire,
Or make themselves but wells of tenderness
Wherein is drowned all bitterness and ire-
Warm eyes whose lightest glance is a caress.
Heaven sent her here to brighten this old earth,
And only heaven fully knows her worth.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012



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