To a poet's wife

        She, who in lonely pride may wear
            The laurel on her brow,
        And sit beneath its chilling shade,
            Is far less blest than thou.
        A higher happiness is thine,
            To hear the voice of Fame
        Re-echo in her silver tones,
            The one beloved name.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.