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Love Poems for Him

Table of Contents

  1. To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
  2. A Volume by Ruby Archer
  3. Boat-Song by Ruby Archer
  4. Summer and You by Ruby Archer

  1. To My Dear and Loving Husband

    If ever two were one, then surely we.
    If ever man were loved by wife, than thee;
    If ever wife was happy in a man,
    Compare with me, ye women, if you can.

    - Anne Bradstreet
    To My Dear and Loving Husband
    by Anne Bradstreet

    If ever two were one, then surely we.
    If ever man were loved by wife, than 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 aught by love from thee give recompense.
    Thy love is such I can no way reply;
    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.

  2. A Volume

    by Ruby Archer

    Read in my heart a volume
    Dedicate to you.
    Its title is, "On Loving."
    You cannot read it through;

    For as you scan the pages,
    The lines and notes below,—
    From having you to look on,
    The book will grow and grow.

  3. Boat-Song

    by Ruby Archer

    One thought comes ever hauntingly
    Across my path of day,
    Awaits not any summoning,
    Nor needs a prayer to stay;
    And if I flee, 'tis only that
    It ever may pursue.
    The thought, my love?—Is you.
    The thought is you.

    A haven beckons luringly,—
    A haven safe and wide,—
    My little bark of life to moor,
    And in its heart abide.
    How free my bark! No other shore
    Could tempt it from the blue.
    The haven, love?—Is you.
    The haven is you.

  4. Summer and You

    by Ruby Archer

    Summer is dead—and yet, my own,
    It lives in you.
    You are my flowers, and sunny hours,
    And skies all blue.

    Rose-laden breeze among the trees,
    Your whispered words.
    You are my brooks, and forest nooks,
    And singing birds.