Anne Bradstreet
Northampton, England
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In Reference To Her Children

Rating: 3.2
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
I nursed them up with pain and care,
Nor cost, nor labour did I spare,
Till at the last they felt their wing,
Mounted the trees, and learned to sing;
Chief of the brood then took his flight
To regions far and left me quite.
My mournful chirps I after send,
Till he return, or I do end:
Leave not thy nest, thy dam and sire,
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A love of a Mother for her children - an emotion so vividly portrayed by the Poetess......10
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Mahtab Bangalee 01 July 2019
If birds could weep, then would my tears Let others know what are my fears Lest this my brood some harm should catch, And be surprised for want of watch, .............//great poetic expression
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Kevin Patrick 26 April 2019
A mother watching her chicklets fly into the air, her love for her children runs deep in this poem, its essence is still pure almost 400 years later, that's not just great poetry, that's human capacity for love.
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Susan Williams 18 January 2018
She nailed this! ! We Mothers never stop being a Mother no matter how far away our children have flown, no matter Farewell, my birds, farewell adieu, I happy am, if well with you. how old and wise they may turn out to be, we still fret over the dangers that lurk out there. - - - - - - Says it all perfectly and poetically! Top-notch piece!
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 18 January 2018
What a profound piece composed so brilliantly with the touch of beautiful nature as simply magnificent and outstanding............thanks for sharing
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 June 2017
A beautiful piece of literature with eternal values. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Madhabi Banerjee 14 June 2017
nice poem. i like it
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 June 2017
Her flight! ! With the muse of nature. Thanks for sharing.
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Pamela Sinicrope 14 June 2017
I love this poet and this poem. She was a trailblazer in her time.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 June 2017
Picked twice on this category....
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