Classic and Contemporary Poetry
WHAT REDRESS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Poet's Biography
First Line: I pray you, do not use this thing
Last Line: There's nothing hurts like tenderness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Prayer
I PRAY you, do not use this thing
For vengeance; but if questioning
What wound, when dealt your humankind,
Goes deepest, -- surely he will find
Who wrongs you, loving him no less --
There's nothing hurts like tenderness.
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