African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

Angelina W. Grimke, "I Weep" (1924)

— — I weep — —
Not as the young do noisily,
Not as the aged rustily,
But quietly.
Drop by drop the great tears
Splash upon my hands,
And save you saw them shine,
You would not know


Published in Opportunity, July 1924

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