"To a Young Girl at a Window" by Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Widdemer (1884 - 1978) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on December 1, 2013. A link to the poem may be found here:
The poem is a short ballad consisting of two quatrains. The use of pronouns in the poem is a bit confusing. In the first stanza, "her" refers to "The Poor Old Soul," a once beautiful lady now well past her prime.
The "you" in the second stanza refers to the titular "Young Girl at a Window." The young girl leans out of the window to observe her elderly counterpart with pity and perhaps contempt. "Nor" here means "not."
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