Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House (1666)

Written by Anne Bradstreet¹—the 'Empress Consort of Massachusetts'²—July 10th, 1666 after the burning of her house. Copied from The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1995). In silent night when rest I took, For sorrow near I did not look, I wakened was with thund’ring noise And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice. That fearful… Continue reading Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House (1666)