Poem by Francis Thompson
O tree of many branches! One thou hast
Thou barest not, but grafted'st on thee. Now,
Should all men's thunders break on thee, and leave
Thee reft of bough and blossom, that one branch
Shall cling to thee, my Father, Brother, Friend,
Shall cling to thee, until the end of end!
Francis Thompson's other poems:
- Epilogue to the Poet's Sitter
- Any Saint
- A Fallen Yew
- A Judgment in Heaven
- To My Godchild, Francis M.W.M.
Poems of the other poets with the same name:
John Keats Lines ("UNFELT unheard, unseen") Thomas Hood Lines ("Let Us Make a Leap, My Dear") Thomas Hardy Lines ("Before we part to alien thoughts and aims") Samuel Johnson Lines ("Wheresoe'er I turn my view") 1777Robert Burns Lines ("I MURDER hate by field or flood") 1790Oliver Holmes Lines ("COME back to your mother, ye children, for shame") Joseph Drake Lines ("Day gradual fades, in evening gray") George Morris Lines ("O Love! the mischief thou hast done!") John Lockhart Lines ("When youthful faith hath fled") Thomas Talfourd Lines ("HOW simple in their grandeur are the forms ") John Reade Lines ("I KNELT down as I poured my spirit forth by that gray gate")
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