Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Martha Baird

    To the Gentlemen

    Someone should explain to the gentlemen
    That a lady need not look like a frump
    To have a mind.
    A lady is born with a certain bone structure,
    Which, if it is rather good or not,
    Is neither credit nor blame to her.
    She is likewise born with possibilities of mind,
    Which, if she develops, are lovelier to her
    And more cherished than her bones.
    Ladies can have a lot of fun
    Making fools of gentlemen who do not understand this.
    Someone really should explain it
    To the gentlemen.

    From Nice Deity (Definition Press)
    © 1955 by Martha Baird

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