John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Defiance - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Tho' the modern woman
pants

To disguise her gender,
Yet no fear my spirits haunts
Lest I should offend her.


Vain it were indeed to hiss-
Vainer still to chide her;
The
hit
offends her, and the
Miss

Makes the breeeches wider.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010



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