“After Annunciation” by Anna Wickham

Art by Aline Brant
Photograph and embroidery by Aline Brant, 2016

Rest, little guest,
Beneath my breast.
Feed, sweet seed,
At your need.
I took Love for my lord
And this is my reward—
My body is good earth,
That you, dear plant, have birth.

Anna Wickham is the pen name of British/Australian modernist poet Edith Alice Mary Harper (1883–1947). After Annunciation was originally published in the January 1917 issue of Poetry magazine and is in the public domain.

2 thoughts on ““After Annunciation” by Anna Wickham

  1. I love this photograph as the terrific poem goes so well with it. Thank you for alerting me to Anna Wickham.I will have a look at her work as it certainly seems to chime with my subject matter.

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