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

B.B. Church, "Africa" (1924)

As gleams the evening star
Upon the brow of night,
When light of day has trailed
Its master's sudden flight,
So shines the motherland--
An emerald at rest,
Amid the sapphire splendor
Of the ocean's surging breast. 

Published in The Crisis, July 1924

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