May Swenson

Here you will find the Poem Women of poet May Swenson


Women Or they 
should be should be 
pedestals little horses 
moving those wooden 
pedestals sweet 
moving oldfashioned 
to the painted 
motions rocking 
of men horses 

the gladdest things in the toyroom 

The feelingly 
pegs and then 
of their unfeelingly 
ears To be 
so familiar joyfully 
and dear ridden 
to the trusting rockingly 
fists ridden until 
To be chafed the restored 

egos dismount and the legs stride away 

Immobile willing 
sweetlipped to be set 
sturdy into motion 
and smiling Women 
women should be 
should always pedestals 
be waiting to men