Marriage Quest

Six days of work led to a seventh day of rest.

A lengthy job of naming animals

Preceded a deep sleep…

A deep sleep that yielded a help meet.


A wife was yielded,

After a long duty that planted rest;

For duty sows rest,

Rest enough to harvest a wife.


Therefore, I must work;

Work enough to worth a rest,

For a help meet is only needful

When duty grows beyond single labour.


When grains fill the field,

And an extra hand becomes a need,

Then is she needful;

Then is she sought for.


Not in man’s desert of wishes;

But in the wheats of duty

Is a help meet needful.



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