Anne Bradstreet Poems
|41.||Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations||12/31/2002|
|43.||To My Dear Children.||4/2/2010|
|44.||The Author To Her Book||5/10/2001|
|45.||The Vanity Of All Worldly Things||1/3/2003|
|46.||Deliverance From A Fit Of Fainting||12/31/2002|
|47.||A Love Letter To Her Husband||12/31/2002|
|48.||The Flesh And The Spirit||5/10/2001|
|49.||The Four Elements.||4/2/2010|
|50.||Flesh And The Spirit, The||12/31/2002|
|51.||To Her Father With Some Verses||5/10/2001|
|52.||By Night When Others Soundly Slept||5/10/2001|
|53.||Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House||1/3/2003|
|54.||A Letter To Her Husband||12/31/2002|
|55.||Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House, July 18th, 1666||5/10/2001|
|56.||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.
The Flesh And The Spirit
In secret place where once I stood
Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood,
I heard two sisters reason on
Things that are past and things to come.
One Flesh was call'd, who had her eye
On worldly wealth and vanity;
The other Spirit, who did rear
Her thoughts unto a higher sphere.
'Sister,' quoth Flesh, 'what liv'st thou on