African American Poetry (1870-1927): A Digital Anthology

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "My Little Dreams" (1918)

I’m folding up my little dreams
   Within my heart tonight,
And praying I may soon forget
   The torture of their sight.

For time’s deft fingers scroll my brow
   With fell relentless art—
I’m folding up my little dreams
   Tonight, within my heart.


Published in The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918
Also published in Caroling Dusk 1927