The Woman Speaks Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


Why have you come to see me in my shameA
A thing to spit on to despise and scornB
And then to ask me You by whom was tornB
And then cast by like some vile rag my nameA
What shelter could you give me now that blameA
And loathing would not share that wolves of viceC
Would not besiege with eyes of glaring iceC
Wherein Sin sat not with her face of flameA
'You love me' God If yours be love for lustD
Hell must invent another synonymE
If yours be love then hatred is the wayF
To Heaven and God and not with soul but dustD
Must burn the faces of the CherubimE
O lie of lies if yours be love I sayF

Madison Julius Cawein


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