- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I found this beautiful poem and want some ideas of what I can do as a gift for my Fiance. I have the idea of having it sent to his house the morning of the wedding. I initially had the idea of getting a whisky flask with a quote, but when I read this, I completely went crazy for the poem. The other idea is to see if a friend could write it out in a beautiful calligraphy font and send a scroll. Or frame it. The one thing I am cetain I on’t do is tattoo it onto me – I don’t like needles.
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
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 recompense.
Thy love is such I can in no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love lets so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.