Anna Hempstead Branch

(1875-1937 / United States)

Anna Hempstead Branch Poems

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

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Songs For My Mother

I. Her Hands

My mother's hands are cool and fair,
   They can do anything.
Delicate mercies hide them there
   Like flowers in the spring.

When I was small and could not sleep,
   She used to come to me,
And with my cheek upon her hand
   How sure my rest would be.

For everything she ever touched
   Of beautiful or fine,
Their memories living in her hands
   Would warm that sleep of mine.

Her hands remember how they played ...

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The Monk In The Kitchen


Order is a lovely thing;
On disarray it lays its wing,
Teaching simplicity to sing.
It has a meek and lowly grace,
Quiet as a nun's face.
Lo -- I will have thee in this place!
Tranquil well of deep delight,

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