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Before the Birth - Ann Bradstreet

The theme in lines 1-5 can best be expressed as


all things pass, even life’s greatest joys, tempering pleasure with sorrow.


as symbolized by the yin and the yang, what is good in life is balanced by what is bad.


it is a sad thing to contemplate that we are sure to lose even our closest of friends.


to be a parent is to risk great heartache as you may lose the child that you love.


once something is done, it cannot be undone.

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