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

J. Alpheus Butler, "Dreamers" (1927)

By J. Alpheus Butler 

Darktown folk
Do dream.

They sit in the front parlor
And talk.
About cotton
Or the new Ford
Or the new kid
Come to town;
Or Jim Jones’ boy
At college.

But at other times
They just sit
And say nothing at all.

Published in Opportunity, June 1927

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