A GIRL STRIKE-LEADER - Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poems


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A white-faced, stubborn little thing
Whose years are not quite twenty years;
Eyes steely now and done with tears,
Mouth scornful of its suffering --

The young mouth! -- body virginal
Beneath the cheap, ill-fitting suit;
A bearing quaintly resolute;
A flowering hat, satirical.

A soul that steps to the sound of the fife
And banners waving red to war;
Mystical, knowing scarce wherefore --
A Joan in a modern strife.