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

Waring Cuney, "No Images" (1927)

No Images
By Waring Cuney
She does not know
Her beauty
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory

If she could dance
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river
She would know

But there are no palm trees
On the street
And dish water gives back no images

Published in Carolina Magazine, May 1927

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