Anne Bradstreet Poems
|42.||To My Dear Children.||4/2/2010|
|43.||In Honour Of That High And Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth||5/10/2001|
|44.||The Four Elements.||4/2/2010|
|45.||The Vanity Of All Worldly Things||1/3/2003|
|47.||The Flesh And The Spirit||5/10/2001|
|48.||Deliverance From A Fit Of Fainting||12/31/2002|
|49.||A Love Letter To Her Husband||12/31/2002|
|50.||Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House||1/3/2003|
|51.||By Night When Others Soundly Slept||5/10/2001|
|52.||To Her Father With Some Verses||5/10/2001|
|53.||Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House, July 18th, 1666||5/10/2001|
|54.||Flesh And The Spirit, The||12/31/2002|
|55.||A Letter To Her Husband||12/31/2002|
|57.||Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children||5/10/2001|
|58.||We May Live Together||12/31/2002|
|59.||Of The Four Ages Of Man||12/31/2002|
|60.||Author To Her Book, The||12/31/2002|
|61.||In Reference To Her Children||5/10/2001|
|62.||To My Dear And Loving Husband||5/10/2001|
To My Dear And Loving Husband
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.
A Letter To Her Husband
Absent upon Public Employment
My head, my heart, mine eyes, my life, nay more,
My joy, my magazine, of earthly store,
If two be one, as surely thou and I,
How stayest thou there, whilst I at Ipswich lie?
So many steps, head from the heart to sever,
If but a neck, soon should we be together.
I, like the Earth this season, mourn in black,