Women of the Early Harlem Renaissance: African American Women Writers 1900-1922


The phantom happiness I sought
   O'er every crag and moor;
I paused at every postern gate,
   And knocked at every door;
In vain I searched the land and sea,
   E'en to the inmost core,
The curtains of eternal night
   Descend — my search is o'er.

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