Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE WIFE, by ANNA SPENCER TWITCHELL



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THE WIFE, by            
First Line: He sees the wife, from slim young comeliness
Last Line: The halo that surrounds her mother-brow.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HE sees the wife, from slim young comeliness,
With bearing of his children and their care,
Grow stooped and withered, and the shining hair
That was his pride grow thin and lustreless;
Day after day, with wordless, pained distress
He strives to ease the load her shoulders bear,
Lifting a burden here, a burden there,
Or offering some clumsy, rare caress.

But ah! her girl-face never was so fair,
And eyes and lips that answered his desire,
Are limned with sacred meaning to him now;
To his rapt sight, an angel might aspire
To claim the stature of her soul, or wear
The halo that surrounds her mother-brow.





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