by Carol Ann Duffy
Anne Hathaway Truth Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
I hold him in the casket of my widow's head
as he held me upon that next best bed. (13-14)
This final couplet is a strong statement in favor of their love. Anne says that she holds onto Shakespeare's memory, just as he once held her in that second best bed. The intense rhyme suggests that this is the final word on the issue (at least from Duffy!).