Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 26, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Heart of a Woman

by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880 – 1966).

 

The Heart of a Woman (1922)

 

The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, 

As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, 

Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam 

In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home. 

 

The heart of a woman falls back with the night,                   5

And enters some alien cage in its plight, 

And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars 

While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.

 

http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/johnson_georgia_douglas.html

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/douglas-johnson/johnson.htm


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