The Truth Of Woman Poem by Sir Walter Scott

The Truth Of Woman

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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;
I have weigh'd a grain of sand
'Gainst her plight of heart and hand;
I told my true love of the token,
How her faith proved light, and her word was broken:
Again her word and truth she plight,
And I believed them again ere night.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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