Lesbia Harford

Here you will find the Poem Fatherless of poet Lesbia Harford


I've had no man 
To guard and shelter me, 
Guide and instruct me 
From mine infancy. 
No lord of earth 
To show me day by day 
What things a girl should do 
And what she should say. 
I have gone free 
Of manly excellence 
And hold their wisdom 
More than half pretence. 
For since no male 
Has ruled me or has fed, 
I think my own thoughts 
In my woman's head.