African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Angelina Weld Grimke, "For the Candle Light" (1925)

The sky was blue, so blue,
that day, And each daisy white, so white;
Oh! I knew that no more could
rains fall gray, And night again be night.

I knew! I knew! Well, if night is night,
And the gray skies grayly cry,
I have in a book, for the candle light,
A daisy, dead and dry.

Published in Opportunity, September 1925
Also published in Caroling Dusk, 1927

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