James Weldon Johnson
Go Down, Death
Lift Every Voice And Sing
It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive character.
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), U.S. author, poet. Black Manhattan, ch. 11 (1930).
O black and unknown bards of long ago, How came your lips to touch the sacred fire?
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), U.S. author, poet. "O Black and Unknown Bards," st. 1 (written c. 1907), publ. In Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917). Opening lines.
06 Oct 11:24
LOVE THIS POEM REMEMBER IT FROM WHEN I WAS SMALL IN MY CHURCH.
03 Mar 06:08
The Creation was sold in a hardcover book and sold by Hallmark Cards in the 1970's. My mother bought that book for me. I loved it then. I love it now.
23 Feb 08:25
this suck sooo hard that it skeeted