"Enchantment" by Lewis Alexander (in "The New Negro" )
Juice flowing from an over-ripe pomegranate
The cossack-crested palm trees:
The leopard spotted shade:
silence seeds sown . . .
A body smiling with black beauty Leaping into the air
Around a grotesque hyena-faced monster: The Sorcerer—
A black body—dancing with beauty
Clothed in African moonlight,
Smiling more beauty into its body.
The hyena-faced monster yelps!
The twirling body comes to a fall
At the feet of the monster.
The hyena-faced monster jumps
chases his own yelps back to the wilderness.
The black body clothed in moonlight
Raises up its head,
Holding a face dancing with delight.
Terror reigns like a new crowned king.