Anne Lynch Botta

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Anne Lynch Botta (circa 1847)

Anne Lynch Botta (November 11, 1815March 23, 1891) was an American poet, born in Bennington, Vermont.


  • The planted seed consigned to common earth,
    Disdains to moulder with the baser clay;
    But rises up to meet the light of day,
    Spreads all its leaves, and flowers, and tendrils forth;
    And, bathed and ripened in the genial ray,
    Pours out its perfume on the wandering gales,
    Till in that fragrant breath its life exhales.
    • Aspiration
  • Blindfold I walk this life's bewildering maze;
    Up flinty steep, through frozen mountain pass,
    Through thornset barren and through deep morass:
    But strong in faith I tread the uneven ways,
    And bare my head unshrinking to the blast,
    Because my Father's arm is round me cast;
    And if the way seems rough, I only clasp
    The hand that leads me with a firmer grasp.
    • Faith

External links[edit]

Wikipedia has an article about: