Before the Birth of One of Her Children

Anne Bradstreet, read by Denise Riley


Before the Birth of One of Her Children

Anne Bradstreet, read by Denise Riley


Poem introduction

This is a heartfelt meditation on mortality, since childbirth was a risky undertaking. Although Anne Bradstreet had eight children herself, she did survive to the age of sixty.

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