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

Will H. Hendrickson, "Dreamer" (1924)


Because my face is brown
   They say I may not dream
Of triumph and renown.
   What know they of life's scheme?

Ah, bend, bend far the bow—
   The arrow farther flies.
Press down my soul and, lo,
   My dreams shall range the skies.

Published in The Messenger, December 1924

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