Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FIRST MUSICIAN'S SONG, FR. LAODICE AND DANAE, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
FIRST MUSICIAN'S SONG, FR. LAODICE AND DANAE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will sing of the women who have borne rule
Last Line: She has shewn men the power of their source again.
Subject(s): Women


I WILL sing of the women who have borne rule,
The severe, the swift, the beautiful;
I will praise their loftiness of mind
That made them too wise to be true or kind;
I will sing of their calm injustice loved
For the pride it fed and the power it proved.

Once in Egypt a girl was queen;
Ashamed that her womanhood should be seen,
She wore a beard, she called herself king;
She was uneasy with governing;
She believed a king was greater than she,
So she found a king and his mastery.

In Smyrna sits a queen to-night
Who does not shine by another's light;
She has laid her husband on time's dust-heap
But for that she holds not her title cheap;
New radiance comes on woman by her,
New force in woman is seen to stir.

She has taken the land and the sea from men;
She has shewn men the power of their source again.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net