The principal might yield a greater sum, Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb; My stock's so small I know not how to pay, My bond remains in force unto this day; Yet for part payment take this simple mite, Where nothing's to be had, kings loose their right. Anne Bradstreet Before the Birth of One of Her Children All things within this fading world hath end, Adversity doth still our joys attend; No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet, But with death's parting blow are sure to meet.
The sentence past is most irrevocable, A common thing, yet oh, inevitable. How soon, my Dear, death may my steps attend, How soon't may be thy lot to lose thy friend, We both are ignorant, yet love bids me These farewell lines to recommend to thee, That when the knot's untied that made us one, I may seem thine, who in effect am none.
And if I see not half my days that's due, What nature would, God grant to yours and you; The many faults that well you know I have Let be interred in my oblivious grave; If any worth or virtue were in me, Let that live freshly in thy memory And when thou feel'st no grief, as I no harmes, Yet love thy dead, who long lay in thine arms, And when thy loss shall be repaid with gains Look to my little babes, my dear remains.
And if thou love thyself, or loved'st me, These O protect from stepdame's injury. And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse, With some sad sighs honor my absent hearse; And kiss this paper for thy dear love's sake, Who with salt tears this last farewell did take. Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter. Teach This Poem. Follow Us. Find Poets. Read Stanza.
Jobs for Poets. Materials for Teachers. For her fourth memoir, Angelou recounts her life from the years to , where she leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. She finds herself amongst other black artists and writers, reading her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and taking part in the civil rights movement. Contact us at editors time. By Megan Gibson May 28, You are not worthy of her love. She can stand her ground with or without you.
Respect her wants and needs. I am really sorry, I just dislike this book. View all 8 comments. Jul 16, Jeanne rated it liked it.
Dec 25, Allison O'Connor rated it did not like it. I was able to find a line here and there that I liked, but overall I found it to be repetitive and offensive. It felt very preachy and judgmental, stating more than once that women should wait for their husbands and stop choosing the wrong man to give our love or bodies to.
I almost stopped reading altogether when the author said that women should choose men with the same pickiness that they utilize while choosing which selfie to post. Seriously not okay.
If you want strong, empowering, female-b I was able to find a line here and there that I liked, but overall I found it to be repetitive and offensive. I read it in one sitting. It was just fine book.
forum2.quizizz.com/derecho-internacional-pblico-volumen-1.php Neither good nor bad. It was just fine. Aug 16, Mia Douglass rated it did not like it. May 12, Zainab rated it it was amazing Shelves: poetry , read-in-one-sitting.
It was perfect!! View 1 comment. One of the poems in this book reached almost a million likes on facebook, worth a shot. May 30, Halley Hopson rated it really liked it Shelves: , want Y'all I finally found a poetry collection that I genuinely like. Jan 04, arini rated it liked it. I'm just glad that this one is better than the one I read yesterday.
Discover delightful children's books with Prime Book Box, a subscription that . The poems are short just like the majority of the popcorn poetry out there. I guess . Her book book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With intelligence and crystalline clarity, a chorus of female voices speaks.
Dec 17, Jayde rated it did not like it. I hate rating books bad, but this book was insulting to me as a woman. Not only that, but the poetry was lacking and felt unoriginal. I was insulted by the female stereotypes consistently used, and if they were supposed to be comforting it did the opposite. Very disappointed with this book.
May 25, Najwa najreads rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments. Sep 19, Close Enough rated it it was ok Shelves: english. Poetry meant to be poignant but honestly this collection couldn't convey any feeling to my heart, it sounded plain and superficial.. I like some portions like: She is a tree And her fruits of love Will come into fruition If you don't water her Pour affection, attention, communication, motivation, on her roots View 2 comments. Aug 26, Shoola Oyindamola rated it it was amazing.
One of the most important quotes that I have heard from Maya Angelou is that; you may not remember the words people say to you but you will remember how those words made you feel. This book left a lasting impression of beauty in me. It made me to love myself even more and heal by writing. May 21, Basyirah rated it really liked it. Be loyal, be truthful, be emotional, be full of feelings, be hungry for love, be thirsty for affection and anything else human beings ought to desire. Let them be foolish and cold.
All I could say about this is that most of the poems felt close to heart. I always believe that poetry is meant to be felt, and when I read them, I felt the emotion that the author tried to convey. Different people read poems differently. I understand if this doesn't work for you; it's just like reading any other book.
You like some, you dislike some. Not all poetry works me, but this one definitely did.
May 21, Elvina Zafril rated it really liked it. This was a simple book and each sentence was beautiful. I love the simplicity of it. I read the book in one sitting. I loved all the beautiful poems written from a guy to a girl or any girl. The illustrations, the messages were really good. For starters, the words the author uses to talk about women: afford a woman, pursue a woman. Since when are we objects someone may or may not be able to afford? And the fact that you are saying that if a man is xxxx is not deserving of pursuing a woman? No one, deserving or not deserving, can pursue a woman.
Another one: ask her to be yours. And again: no person is an object that has to belong to another.