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

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "The Dreams of the Dreamer" (1918)

The dreams of the dreamer
   Are life-drops that pass
 
The break in the heart
   To the soul’s hour-glass.
 
The songs of the singer
   Are tones that repeat
 
The cry of the heart
   'Till it ceases to beat.


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