The Worth of a Wife
An ideal wife is a virtuous life partner Living within her husband's means. If the wife lacks household excellence, All other excellence in life comes to nil. With a good wife, what is lacking?And when she is lacking, what is good? What more grandeur does a woman need Than possessing the strength of chastity? Even rains fall at the command of the wife Who upon rising worships not God, but her husband. A tireless woman guards herself, Cares for her spouse and upholds family name. What use is physical restraint to a woman When her moral restraint is the best? The woman who gains her husband's love Gains great glory in the heaven. He whose wife is not praiseworthy Cannot walk with leonine gait before his critics. A good wife is called boon to a house; Besides that, good children its jewels.