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

Lottie Burrill Dixon, "A Rainy Day" (1916)

Lottie Burrill Dixon “A Rainy Day”

Outside I hear the dashing rain
Fall full against the window pane. 
On such a day, the fire aglow,
An easy chair, a book or so,–
What more would I that fortune bring?
Yet hark! I hear a step–a ring–
And close to heart and hearth I fold 
My friend, who guessed my wish untold.
For other joys I do not pray,
Content am I this rainy day.  

Published in The Crisis. October 1916    

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