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To Her Father With Some Verses - Poem by Anne Bradstreet

Most truly honoured, and as truly dear,
If worth in me or ought I do appear,
Who can of right better demand the same
Than may your worthy self from whom it came?
The principal might yield a greater sum,
Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;
My stock's so small I know not how to pay,
My bond remains in force unto this day;
Yet for part payment take this simple mite,
Where nothing's to be had, kings loose their right.
Such is my debt I may not say forgive,
But as I can, I'll pay it while I live;
Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
Yet paying is not paid until I die.


Comments about To Her Father With Some Verses by Anne Bradstreet

  • Gold Star - 66,607 Points Susan Williams (6/19/2016 1:36:00 PM)

    Seems like a dark way of saying Thank you Dad. There is no joy, there is no sense of running up to Daddy and giving him a great hug. Sounds like she may have forced herself to walk up to him and shake his hand and maybe give him a little money on account. Not a poem I would have presented to my Dad. Mine would drip with affection, squeeze him with love and thank him with memories galore (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,682 Points Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/19/2016 1:10:00 PM)

    But as I can, I'll pay it while I live;
    Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
    Yet paying is not paid until I die.
    What a father does for his family, if it be called a debt, can never be repaid.
    As a daughter or son, what one can do is to imbibe all the good qualities and serve
    all those around with much love as the father did. A nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,166 Points Is It Poetry (6/19/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    The principal of
    compounded interest
    concerning
    life when paid ahead.. iip (Report) Reply

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Poems About Father

  1. 1. To Her Father With Some Verses , Anne Bradstreet
  2. 2. A Hymn To God The Father , John Donne
  3. 3. The Ballad Of Father O'Hart , William Butler Yeats
  4. 4. To God The Father , Katherine Mansfield
  5. 5. Come Up From The Fields, Father , Walt Whitman
  6. 6. You Are Old Father William , Lewis Carroll
  7. 7. The Childless Father , William Wordsworth
  8. 8. My Father , Anita Guindon
  9. 9. Thank You Father , Anna "Maxine" Holt Leak
  10. 10. Father , Anne Mae Roberts
  11. 11. My Father , Audrey Morrow
  12. 12. My Father , Betty Ann Tipton
  13. 13. Father Of Mine , Betty Halverson
  14. 14. My Father Awaits For Me , Brenda D. Priest
  15. 15. To My Dear Father , Desmond Tagoe
  16. 16. Almighty Father God's Blessings , Emma Martinez
  17. 17. Father, Father, , Esther Miles
  18. 18. My Father , Gary Alton Waltemire
  19. 19. Heavenly Father - Why? , Georgette Innes-Brown
  20. 20. The Father Above , Jackie - Joe Jackson
  21. 21. Father To Son , Karen Royster
  22. 22. Father Squirrel (Dedicated To My Father) , Kathleen Johnson-Breakfield
  23. 23. Waiting For The Father , Lawrence Andrew Cade
  24. 24. Father , Lisa Marie Brady
  25. 25. Father -- They Don'T -- Know Me , Lois Wilson
  26. 26. The Greatest Father , Margaret A. Brennan
  27. 27. My Father , John Osborne
  28. 28. Time For My Dear Father, Selwyn Wells. , Christine Ash-Smith
  29. 29. My Father , Nicholai Nakissa
  30. 30. When My Father Calls For Me , Patsy K. Mathis
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