Lapsus Calami (Apr 1891)/To my Friend's Wife

Lapsus Calami  (1891)  by J.K.S.
To my Friend's Wife

First published in the "Things One Would Rather Have Expressed Differently" section of Lapsus Calami, "To my Friend's Wife" was dropped from the third edition and never reinstated.

To my Friend's Wife

(reading Murray's Magazine).

Men talk, men work, men glow, men live, men die,
Peal at the ear and lighten in the eye:
While woman, wedded to a magazine,
Turns one cold eye upon the maddening scene.