Here is this week’s Memo from Moderator David Grimsted, continuing his exploration of our church’s Puritan roots.
Anne Bradstreet’s three most intensely beautiful poems celebrate her passionate union with her husband, Simon. One is a “letter” to him when “Absent on Public Appointment.”
My head, my heart, my eyes, my life—Nay, more
My joy, my magazine of earthly store.
If we be one, as surely thou and I,
How stay’st thou there, while I in Ipswich lye?
For me, these