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  • Kelly Trewin (10/6/2013 9:19:00 PM)

    i don't know who this Christina Walsh was or when she was about but i absolutely loove this poem

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  • John Wolfe (8/10/2013 7:54:00 PM)

    First off - let me just say that this is almost definitely not an 18th-century poem.. right? It's not even a very good counterfeit 18th-century poem. It stinks of its time...which is very recent.

    That's not to say it's a horrible poem - it's not HORRIBLE... but it is very recent... maybe a prank? Maybe an experiment to see if you can insert a clearly anachronistic poem into the canon? Maybe a prank to show how little folks know? (I'm not crazy about stuff like that...)

    A couple points: compare this to any poem in an anthology of 18th-century woman poets... like here... http: //tinyurl.com/18c-wpoets...

    Poets wrote in verse of blank verse or something... not phoney-baloney Game of Thrones monologuery...free-versey, unstructured stuff like this...

    So... maybe the answer is this... in the 17th/18th century they wouldn't have acknowledged it as poetry... they'd probably see it as some bizarre, artless smut... whatever you think of it, writers in the 18th-century wrote denser, more crowded lines than this...

    Nowadays, people would be overly impressed with how a mysterious 18th-century lady poet could write such an accessible poem that so perfectly mirrored their beliefs about the world...

    Also, isn't Christina Walsh one of those porn stars that Charlie Sheen hung out with: http: //tinyurl.com/cw-not-poet...

  • yung old (2/1/2005 2:21:00 PM)

    yo i think this poem iz so good coz it deals with real problems in life

A Woman to her Lover

Do you come to me to bend me to your will
as conqueror to the vanquished
to make of me a bondslave
to bear you children, wearing out my life
in drudgery and silence
no servant will i be
if that be what you ask. O lover i refuse you!

Or if you think to wed with one from heaven sent

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