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

Edward S. Silvera, "White Vanity" (1926)

The moon is laughing at the sky;
The pale white moon derides the black-faced sky:
You should not be so bold, vain moon,
Your song would be a listless tune
Did not its strains come echoing back
From off the sky so dark, so black. 

Published in The Messenger, July 1926

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