Fifty years & other poems
James Weldon Johnson

CONTENTS

  • Fifty Years1
  • To America5
  • O Black and Unknown Bards6
  • O Southland8
  • To Horace Bumstead10
  • The Color Sergeant11
  • The Black Mammy12
  • Father, Father Abraham13
  • Brothers14
  • Fragment17
  • The White Witch19
  • Mother Night22
  • The Young Warrior23
  • The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face24
  • From the Spanish of Plácido25
  • From the Spanish25
  • From the German of Uhland26
  • Before a Painting27
  • I Hear the Stars Still Singing27
  • Girl of Fifteen28
  • The Suicide29
  • Down by the Carib Sea30
    • I. Sunrise in the Tropics30
    • II. Los Cigarillos31
    • III. Teestay32
    • IV. The Lottery Girl33
    • V. The Dancing Girl34
    • VI. Sunset in the Tropics36
  • The Greatest of These Is War37
  • A Mid-Day Dreamer40
  • The Temptress41
  • Ghosts of the Old Year42
  • Page  x
  • The Ghost of Deacon Brown43
  • Lazy45
  • Omar46
  • Deep in the Quiet Wood47
  • Voluptas47
  • The Word of an Engineer48
  • Life49
  • Sleep50
  • Prayer at Sunrise51
  • The Gift to Sing52
  • Morning, Noon and Night52
  • Her Eyes Twin Pools53
  • The Awakening54
  • Beauty That Is Never Old55
  • Venus in a Garden56
  • Vashti57
  • The Reward60
  • JINGLES & CROONS
    • Sence You Went Away63
    • Ma Lady's Lips Am Like de Honey64
    • Tunk66
    • Nobody's Lookin' but de Owl an' de Moon69
    • You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy Jes de Same70
    • A Plantation Bacchanal71
    • July in Georgy73
    • A Banjo Song74
    • Answer to Prayer75
    • Dat Gal o' Mine77
    • The Seasons78
    • 'Possum Song79
    • Brer Rabbit, You'se de Cutes' of 'Em All81
    • An Explanation82
    • De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep83
    • The Rivals84