My section of the story, finally,
the best part of it, logically.

Yes I’ve five husbands,
no longer any of them stand.
I did it as my others done,
Abraham, Jacob and Solomon.
What is good for them is also for me,
Why have one, when I can have three?

I had the three good,
To be with me, they should.
They were old and rich,
Does that make me a…. witch?
They stayed and I treated them bad,
Of course, they knew what they had.
Who cares about the other two,
Dumped ’em and got a new.

As for my tale you see,
You can learn a thing from me.
The knight had a lesson to learn,
Some honorable qualities to earn.
What women really want to choose,
Not have men win, and me lose.
They should trust and honor us,
If not, they can bite the dust.

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About Alex Mueller

Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

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  1. The wife of Bath! Now here is someone who can take a stand. Commend yourself, you do, for the choices you have made. As if no one could know any better. You claim to be doing what is just. A follower of the Holy Word you are. Aside from myself I cannot think of another. Who might know a better way to tell. What’s right and just and how to life. Perhaps our paths will cross someday.

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