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

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Contemplation" (1928)

The happy woman never cares
For flaming tournaments.
She wears 
A fine contentment, and her hours
Are fragrant.
Like sequestered flowers
Far from the fickle, fevered throng,
Her seasons glide to inward song;
Her lips are never firmly prest
O'er still-born longings unexprest.

Published in Carolina Magazine, May 1928

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