Poem of the week: Week Six.

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.

On Marriage
– 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!

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