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Anne Bradstreet - Upon Some Distemper of Body

In anguish of my heart replete with woes, 
And wasting pains, which best my body knows, 
In tossing slumbers on my wakeful bed, 
Bedrenched with tears that flowed from mournful head, 
Till nature had exhausted all her store, 
Then eyes lay dry, disabled to weep more; 
And looking up unto his throne on high, 
Who sendeth help to those in misery; 
He chased away those clouds and let me see 
My anchor cast i' th' vale with safety. 
He eased my soul of woe, my flesh of pain, 
and brought me to the shore from troubled main. 

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Poet: Anne Bradstreet
Poem: Upon Some Distemper of Body
Poem of the Day: Apr 27 2015

Comment 4 of 4, added on September 24th, 2013 at 9:27 PM.

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Ali from Cyprus
Comment 3 of 4, added on April 11th, 2010 at 5:29 PM.

this poem is about finding god, especially when faced with the pains and stresses life. she says that god "brought me to the shore from troubled main." this is a metaphor for gaining atonement with god

Patrick Simon from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 27th, 2006 at 9:39 PM.

it's talking about Jesus

Liz from United States

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