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Woman! When I Behold Thee Flippant, Vain

Rating: 2.9

Woman! when I behold thee flippant, vain,
Inconstant, childish, proud, and full of fancies;
Without that modest softening that enhances
The downcast eye, repentant of the pain
That its mild light creates to heal again:
E'en then, elate, my spirit leaps, and prances,
E'en then my soul with exultation dances
For that to love, so long, I've dormant lain:
But when I see thee meek, and kind, and tender,
Heavens! how desperately do I adore

Thy winning graces;--to be thy defender
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Kay Whitely 12 September 2012

I cannot believe this was rated so low... If you cannot read and understand good poetry then do not rate - simple.

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