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, Continue reading...
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.