Anne Bradstreet
Northampton, England
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Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children

Rating: 3.2
All things within this fading world hath end,
Adversity doth still our joys attend;
No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet,
But with death's parting blow are sure to meet.
The sentence past is most irrevocable,
A common thing, yet oh, inevitable.
How soon, my Dear, death may my steps attend,
How soon't may be thy lot to lose thy friend,
We both are ignorant, yet love bids me
These farewell lines to recommend to thee,
That when the knot's untied that made us one,
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Kumarmani Mahakul 12 April 2021
So beautifully executed. Marvelous one. Full stars.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 28 November 2019
The habit of women to leave message for their dear ones when they themselves apprehend own death at critical times is remarkable and the same theme has mde the poem classic poem of the day.
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Edward Kofi Louis 28 November 2019
" We both are ignorant" ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Dr Antony Theodore 28 November 2019
And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse, With some sad sighs honor my absent hearse; And kiss this paper for thy dear love's sake, Who with salt tears this last farewell did take... a great poem indeed. tony
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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 November 2019
A very melancholic poem, but thoughtfully and so sweetly written the sadness feels down to your blood, a very gifted poet of the period between 1600-1700. She was a devoted Classic Poetess and had 8 children with her beloved spouse. She was born in the UK but lived till her death in the USA. Like many people at that time, she died because she had tuberculosis. True saddest. But AB was a devoted Classic Poetess
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Mahtab Bangalee 28 November 2019
when thy loss shall be repaid with gains Look to my little babes, my dear remains. And if thou love thyself, or loved'st me, These O protect from stepdame's injury./// beautiful poetic expression
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Uche Nwanze 28 November 2019
A brilliant and inspiring piece deserving of POD.
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Kingsley Egbukole 28 November 2019
A heart felt message to a trusted friend in tines distress, uncertainty or departure. Very emotional.
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John Agandin 28 November 2019
A moving farewell with many a lesson to be learnt. Great poem.
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Susan Williams 23 February 2016
I think women in times of great stress often think they may perhaps die and want to leave a message for their loved ones- thank goodness most of the time the women survive and then feel perhaps a little foolish for their fears.
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