Wednesday, February 9, 2011
My Favorite "Love" Poem
I had this poem framed as a gift to my husband on our wedding day. It now sits on the dresser in our bedroom.
TO MY DEAR AND LOVING HUSBAND
If ever two were one then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife were 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 aught 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 perservere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
~ Anne Bradstreet