A little widow now and then
Plays havoc with the single men.
She smites our hearts with glances bright
Beware, O men, the widow’s smite.
The Evelyn Observer, and Bourke East Record (Kangaroo Ground, Vic.), 13 August 1909, p. 4
Notes by Andrew Guild:
The first two lines of this poem were also published in:
Caricature: Wit and Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song and Story (12th edition), New York: Leslie-Judge Company, 1911 (c1908), [p. 188]
The Technograph (Urbana, Illinois), vol. XLI, no. I, November 1928, p. 36 (1st column)