If I Were a Man
If I were a man, I'd have all the moonlight,
and shadow, and silence - I wanted!
How I'd walk night after night
through the quiet fields, and watch the ocean!
If I were a man, what a strange, odd,
purposeful vagabond I'd become!
Friend of all the open roads
that beckon, on and on and on!
When restless travel pesters me, tempting,
how deeply I resent I am a woman!
- Juana de Ibarbourou