A Shakespearean Look At Women

     Another “visitor” has appeared recently and “spoketh unto me” in language elde and yet with true insight as to the situation that faces every man, in pursuit of the ultimate,, the complete understanding of the fairer sex. “Dream on thou hapless soul, and seek to hold the sun, t’would more be chanced to happen, before the others done!”

     If you are not interested in Olde English, (not the furniture polish) then this ain’t fer ya. But there is a message here, and whoever this persona is I hope he shows up more often, he’s kind of a trip..

Enjoy your Saturday everyone,


A Shakespearean Look At Women

 What male of human form

hath dared to mock the gods,

and thus deceived himself

to fathom the woman born?

What fool of ego great

hath not suffered at her hand,

yet hath charged anew, with haste, into the web,

whereat the “Widow” lay in wait?

Oh aye, for sport it would appear

and he, but mere amusement be.

For one, but knows the future’s store

and it is she who plays the seer.

Folly is said fellow’s pride

who conjures conquest there.

For no weapon sharp or mighty used,

shall expose their secrets in reside!


 Jack Downing

Aug. 2012



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to A Shakespearean Look At Women

  1. That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, if with his tongue he cannot win a woman.

    I’ll allow you to interpret this bit of Shakespeare.

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