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20Jun

Poem of the week: Upon Wedlock, and the Death of Children by Edward Taylor

An extraordinary, theologically agile reflection on family life bears comparison with much more famous metaphysical poems

Upon Wedlock, and the Death of Children

A Curious Knot God made in Paradise,
And drew it out inamled neatly Fresh.
It was the True-Love Knot, more sweet than spice
And set with all the flowres of Graces dress.
Its Weddens Knot, that ne’re can be unti’de.
No Alexanders Sword can it divide.

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