A perfect Woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a Spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light.
From obscure origin appears,
a tranquillity not surpassed,
with only virtue in arrears.
Instructed and morals to last –
admiration is thus fanned.
A perfect Woman, nobly planned.
Her arms are strong and she is fit,
her stamina unlimited,
not only work, but hearts to lift.
At her hearth you will be admitted,
a welcome fit for man of any brand –
To warn, to comfort, and command.
Her tears she may hide from the world,
cruel in its assessment of her,
leaving her golden heart in the cold.
Her true value measured in myrrh.
Her ready smile to set things right
and yet a Spirit still, and bright.
Love, only arrow in her bow
to teach us the lessons of life
and that we shall reap what we sow.
Testimony to the perfect wife.
She inspires all to a new height
with something of angelic light.
Poetry form: GLOSA
by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
The original poem by Wordsworth: http://www.englishverse.com/poems/perfect_woman