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

Marguerite A. Lowe, "My Wish" (1927)

I’d rather have the thought of you to
      hold against my heart,
Than any gift that mortal hands have
      power to impart.
I'd rather have the dream of you to keep
      within my breast,
Than any shining dower of gold by for-
      tune’s few possessed.
Ah, love, no sweeter thing than this I’d
      ask to come to me,
That I might keep the thought of you
      through all eternity.

Published in The Crisis, December 1927
Awarded an "Honorable Mention" in The Crisis annual prize contest

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