I AM I am Lilith the rebellious lilith the demon cast aside by good men who fear to tread where I was forced to flee I am a tall and unbending tree that bows its head to no man s love nor rage I am a single ice-sharp diamond in a crown of softest rose
I am Lilith the rebellious
lilith the demon
cast aside by good men
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I am a tall and unbending tree
that bows its head
to no man's love nor rage
I am a single
in a crown of softest rose
I tempt men from the path of light
for he threw me away
I am Lilith
reviled by a man
who cried and whimpered to his god
to send him a woman
more soft and sweet than me
mother of life
with no fire in her heart
I am consumed by fire
but nor burnt
I am ignored
but I will not leave
I am Lilith
and I stand strong
for you my daughters
Taken from a collection
of poems by Martha Fromson, a pupil at Henrietta
A hawk I saw, and marvelled how lovely things can be.
Alighted on a branch he lit the tree
with his fierce stripes; tawny and black shivered his shouldering wings - cherubim-like - covered his quick head: sleek, contemptuous of me.
And who to judge him with the eye of man, whose violent and larcenous hand, leaves nothing undisturbed?
And I, for wonder at this bird,
let go of judgment and breathed
cold air until he rose
beyond where thought goes,
my eye like his - undeceived.