James Weldon Johnson 1871-1938

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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.

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LOVE THIS POEM REMEMBER IT FROM WHEN I WAS SMALL IN MY CHURCH.
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.
this suck sooo hard that it skeeted
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