NEGRO WOMEN by Lewis Alexander.

The sky hangs heavy tonight
Like the hair of a Negro woman.
The scars of the moon are curved
Like the wrinkles on the brow of a Negro woman.

The stars twinkle tonight
Like the glaze in a Negro woman’s eyes,
Drinking the tears set flowing by aging hurt
Gnawing at her heart

The earth trembles tonight
Like the quiver of a Negro woman’s eye-lids cupping tears...
Copyright 1927, by Harper & Row publishers.

Date
Month: 
October
Day: 
8
Author name: 
Alexander, Lewis