This week marks the anniversary of the death of Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet …
We honor the occasion with five of our favorite Anne Bradstreet poems …
To My Dear and Loving Husband
Found in the book
The Poems of Anne Bradstreet
(Available as FREE Ebook)
via Google Books
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved 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 recompense.
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.