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The Rubaiyat of a Huffy Husband

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Author: Mary B. Little
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,090 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 370
Added to site: 2008.08.27 21889
Genres: Poetry, Humor


I wake, the Sun does scatter into Flight
The Dreams of Happiness I have each Night,
O blessèd Dreams--full of Domestic Bliss,
Too soon alas! They're banished with the Light.


I'm going to tell in just the Briefest way
The cause of all my Anguish--if I may--
Then one and all will know the Reason why
My Mien is Solemn, and I am not Gay.


On Christmas day a good Friend did present
My Wife a Book; no doubt with best intent.
The "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" 'twas.
Little I dreamed the Woe of its Advent.

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

Pretty humorous poem about a husband's complaint.



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