Second week of the theme ‘Love and Marriage’. This tiny poem is from a book called Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, which I picked up during a book sale.
– Robert Burns
That hackney’d judge of human life,
The Preacher and the King,
Observes: — ‘The man that gets a wife
He gets a noble thing.’
But how capricious are mankind,
Now loathing, now desirous!
We married men, how oft we find
The best of things will tire us!
Interestingly, poems by men on the subject of marriage always say something like this, while the ones on love are completely different. Also, I can’t find any poems on the subject of marriage by women in the book collections I have. About time I bought new ones, I guess!