Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

To My Dear And Loving Husband - Poem by Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Comments about To My Dear And Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (8/4/2016 8:50:00 AM)

    Yes, this is a true love.
    Bradstreet was a leading American poet.
    She expressed her true love as she was a true Puritan.
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  • (6/19/2016 6:53:00 AM)

    My love is such that Rivers can not quench.
    Amazing sublimation. Thanks for sharing it here.
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  • (6/6/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    ..........beautifully written.....a sweet dedication to a loving husband....truly enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (10/20/2007 3:50:00 AM)

    i love this wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

    Bernedita Rosinha Pinto Bernedita Rosinha Pinto (2/23/2016 11:55:00 AM)

    which part of it attracts your applause?
    Surely, you can't love all of it.

  • (3/23/2007 11:50:00 AM)

    It's about time is all I can say,499! WooT (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2007 1:25:00 PM)

    This beautiful and everloving poem has given us great comfort since we
    just lost our beloved aunt. Our uncle is devistated and heartbroken since
    they were married 60 years and in love each day of their lives.

    for him, to know that a woman in the 17th century had such deep identical
    feelings about her husband....that death cannot separate them....has inspired
    him to realize he must carry on now until he is reunited with his Lady.

    this is a special website..tks!
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  • (3/3/2005 7:21:00 PM)

    If only every woman felt such devotion towards her husband (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 10, 2001

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