Sir Walter Scott
Edinburgh / Scotland
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The Truth Of Woman

Rating: 3.1
Woman's faith, and woman's trust -
Write the characters in the dust;
Stamp them on the running stream,
Print them on the moon's pale beam,
And each evanescent letter
Shall be clearer, firmer, better,
And more permanent, I ween,
Than the thing those letters mean.

I have strain'd the spider's thread
'Gainst the promise of a maid;
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Susan Williams 10 March 2016
Well, daggone it, it was one woman who did him wrong not the whole family of women. I thought better of Sir Walter than for him to generalize like that. Seeing the title and the name of the author I expected beautiful sweet words praising us up one side and down the other. I am betrayed. Actually I enjoyed this well-written poem anyway cuz I forgive the foolishnesses of men.
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Hikaru Etanaru 10 March 2016
its a really good poem
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A great thoughtful poem on women.
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 March 2016
Write the characters in the dust. Thanks for sharing.
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Melissa Patty 12 August 2015
Amazing! Love this poem.
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