[lit-ideas] Re: This Loving of Wives [with corrected last stanza]

  • From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas " <Lit-Ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:42:19 -0800

Last stanza corrected


From: Lawrence Helm [mailto:lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2015 6:44 AM
To: Lit-Ideas 
Subject: This Loving of Wives




            If I for example have a wife

            I'm fond of and find myself

            Hoping she won't die

            Do I diverge from Nature's will,

            Or God's, which of course I do;

            So in being out of step

            Do I typify some significant


            Principle, for I have heard this

            Is a common thing, this loving

            Of wives so would it serve a

            Purpose when she dies to rail

            At God knowing as I do

            That all wives die?  And if

            Not should I somehow learn


            To love less - or perhaps 

            Embrace mourning more

            As a thing to be desired, 

            And if not then to measure 

            The distance left in following her

            Or believe she will be in heaven

            When she dies?  But if that


            How could I be sure

            My belief in heaven

            Wasn't merely assuaging

            My grief and deep down

            Know that though she be

            There I will be left

            Behind in unbelief? 


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