A Memory of June | Claude McKay, Tuskegee University
Prose and Poetry / Quotables / Tuskegee University

A Memory of June | Claude McKay, Tuskegee University

When June comes dancing o’er the death of May, With scarlet roses tinting her green breast, And mating thrushes ushering in her day, And Earth on tiptoe for her golden guest, I always see the evening when we met– The first of June baptized in tender rain– And walked home through the wide streets, gleaming … Continue reading

Creation | James Weldon Johnson, Atlanta University 1894
Atlanta University Center / Clark Atlanta University / History & Culture / Prose and Poetry / Quotables

Creation | James Weldon Johnson, Atlanta University 1894

And God stepped out on space, And he looked around and said: I’m lonely– I’ll make me a world. And far as the eye of God could see Darkness covered everything, Blacker than a hundred midnights Down in a cypress swamp. Then God smiled, And the light broke, And the darkness rolled up on one … Continue reading