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.