“Sister Songs - An Offering to Two Sisters” is a 1908 poem by Francis Thompson. A masterful poem that will be enjoyed by poetry lovers and is not to be missed by fans of Thompson's wonderful work. Francis Thompson (1859–1907) was an English mystic and poet. Thompson went to medical school when he was 18, but left home at the age of 26 to pursue a life of writing. He was homeless for three years, becoming an opium addict and supporting himself through whatever means available. A married couple read his poetry and took him into their home 1888, and in 1893 he published his first book, “Poems”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Poppy” (1893), “Sister Songs” (1895), and “Shelley” (1909).
This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with a chapter from Benjamin Franklin Fisher's “Francis Thompson, Essays” (1917).