Lesbia Harford

Here you will find the Poem Martha of poet Lesbia Harford


Sometimes I lose 
My power of loving for an hour or two, 
Then I misuse 
My knowledge of friends' secrets to abuse 
Them far more heartily than others do. 
Then I forget 
Their splendid selves, the victories they've won, 
And only fret 
Because they fail me, when my needs are set 
Above the dreams they've fixed their hopes upon.