Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Selected Poems

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141183879
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

This selection of more than forty poems from a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance includes both uncompromising indictments of racial injustice and celebrations of the triumphs of African-Americans.

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

James Weldon Johnson

Table of Contents

Preface by Sondra Kathryn Wilson
Foreword

Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day
O Black and Unknown Bards
Brothers – American Drama
O Southland!
We to America
Mother Night
The Young Warrior
The White Witch
My City
The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face
Life
The Black Mammy
Fragment
Mother, Farewell! (from the Spanish of Placido)
Girl of Fifteen
The Suicide

Down by the Carib Sea –
Sunrise in the Tropics
Los Cigarrillos
Teestay
The Lottery Girl
The Dancing Girl
Sunset in the Tropics

Deep in the Quiet Wood
Prayer at Sunrise
Her Eyes Twin Pools
Vashti
If I Were Paris
Ghosts of the Old Year
Beauty Never Old
Blessed Sleep
The Greatest of These Is War
A Poet to His Baby Son
Ma Lady’s Lips Am Like de Honey
A Plantation Bacchanal
Tunk
Brer Rabbit, You’s de Cutes’ of ‘Em All
Answer to Prayer
A Banjo Song
The Rivals
Sence You Went Away
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Envoy
A Note on Placido’s “Mother, Farewell!”

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