Anna Hempstead Branch

(1875-1937 / United States)

Anna Hempstead Branch Poems

1. The Name 1/4/2003
2. Dream 1/4/2003
3. Dominus Vineae; Spiritus Agricola 4/14/2010
4. So I May Feel The Hands Of God 4/14/2010
5. The Wedding Feast 4/14/2010
6. While Loveliness Goes By 4/14/2010
7. New York At Sunrise 6/17/2015
8. To An Enemy 4/14/2010
9. Selene 4/14/2010
10. Connecticut Road Song 4/14/2010
11. The Monk In The Kitchen 1/4/2003
12. Nimrod 4/14/2010
13. Songs For My Mother 1/4/2003
14. The Warrior Maid 4/14/2010
15. Grieve Not, Ladies 1/4/2003
16. To A New York Shop-Girl Dressed For Sunday 1/4/2003

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To A New York Shop-Girl Dressed For Sunday

To-day I saw the shop-girl go
Down gay Broadway to meet her beau.

Conspicuous, splendid, conscious, sweet,
She spread abroad and took the street.

And all that niceness would forbid,
Superb, she smiled upon and did.

Let other girls, whose happier days
Preserve the perfume of their ways,

Go modestly. The passing hour
Adds splendor to their opening flower.

But from this child too swift a doom
Must steal her prettiness and bloom,

Toil and weariness hide the grace
That pleads a moment from her face.

So blame her not...

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The Name

When I come back from secret dreams
   In gardens deep and fair,
How very curious it seems --
   This mortal name I bear.

For by this name I make their bread
   And trim the household light
And sun the linen for the bed
   And close the door at night.

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