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

Leathe Colvert, "A Rainy Day" (1924)

A Rainy Day

A rainy day is an eerie day
When elfins skip blithely o'er puddles and pools,
But mere human folk plod sulkily
Wishing for sunny days
When the rust's off the tools.

Published in The Messenger, June 1924

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