John Watson Dawson, Woman with Fan (1871)
Woman with Fan, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz
Diligently studied the manual,
Using obtained skills I think to be good.
Results being a disappointing null,
At this point I qualify for sainthood.
Carrying it open in the left hand,
Signal for any eligible man,
The holder is without a wedding band,
Lonely heart for the taking if you can.
Next to a man of your choice let it drop
Sure to stoop and return with smile to you.
No heart gained with this foolish prop,
Shall find better way to a heart so true.
In the first trash can was its proper place,
As I turned my heart was filled with his grace.