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

Ann Lawrence (Ann Lawrence-Lucas), "Nature" (1924)


Hark ! 'tis the whispering pine trees,
They sigh as the pine burrs fall,
List ! To the woodland echo,
The first young robin's call.
List ! To the murmuring waters,
To the tide as it comes and goes ;
There is rest in the sacred silence,
Where the rippling water flows.
Go find a spot in the forest,
Covered with Nature's green sod ;
Hark ! Mother Earth gently whispers
"Man is Himself and his God!"

Published in The Messenger, May 1924

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