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Georgia Douglas Johnson, "The Heart of a Woman" (1918)
12022-12-16T09:29:34-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-12-16T09:29:34-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o'er life's turrets and vales does it roam In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home.
The heart of a woman falls back with the night, And enters some alien cage in its plight, And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.
Published in The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918 Also published in Caroling Dusk, 1927