Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

A Love Letter to Her Husband


Phoebus make haste, the day's too long, begone,
The silent night's the fittest time for moan;
But stay this once, unto my suit give ear,
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  • Rookie Paul Akinrinde (9/1/2014 12:53:00 AM)

    This very piece provokes one to reasoning. It tells of the agitation by Bradstreet to re-unite with his beloved husband who is on course of assignment; she longs for the frigate of night to help deliver her heart rending messages, and to tell him of the prescient love that no wordly panoply of carrion fancies can surmont. (Report) Reply

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