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Anna Hempstead Branch

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Anna Hempstead Branch was born in New London, Connecticut, in 1875. She is the author of The Heart of the Road and Other Poems (Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1901) and The Shoes That Danced (Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1905). She died in New York in 1937.

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Sometimes when all the world seems gray and dun
And nothing beautiful, a voice will cry,
“Look out, look out! Angels are drawing nigh!”
Then my slow burdens leave me, one by one,
And swiftly does my heart arise and run
Even like a child, while loveliness goes by