Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

An Apology


To finish what's begun, was my intent,
My thoughts and my endeavours thereto bent;
Essays I many made but still gave out,
The more I mus'd, the more I was in doubt:
The subject large my mind and body weak,
With many moe discouragements did speak.
All thoughts of further progress laid aside,
Though oft perswaded, I as oft deny'd,
At length resolv'd, when many years had past,
To prosecute my story to the last;
And for the same, I hours not few did spend,
And weary lines (though lanke) I many pen'd:
But 'fore I could accomplish my desire,
My papers fell a prey to th'raging fire.
And thus my pains (with better things) I lost,
Which none had cause to wail, nor I to boast.
No more I'le do sith I have suffer'd wrack,
Although my Monarchies their legs do lack:
Nor matter is't this last, the world now sees,
Hath many Ages been upon his knees.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

Do you like this poem?
9 person liked.
2 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (An Apology by Anne Bradstreet )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. A Night Thought, William Wordsworth
  5. Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), John Keats
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Misunderstood, LLDr. Gyd
  2. Poem N8, Kristian Djordjanov
  3. Poem N7, Kristian Djordjanov
  4. Twilight of Love, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  5. Poem N6, Kristian Djordjanov
  6. Blesses Be, Clara Keiper
  7. Poem N5, Kristian Djordjanov
  8. Glowing Face, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  9. Times Of Yesterday, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Poem N4, Kristian Djordjanov
[Hata Bildir]