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Poem by James Weldon Johnson


Down by the Carib Sea. 1. Sunrise in the Tropics


Sol, Sol, mighty lord of the tropic zone,
Here I wait with the trembling stars
To see thee once more take thy throne.

There the patient palm tree watching
Waits to say, "Good morn" to thee,
And a throb of expectation
Pulses through the earth and me.

Now, o'er nature falls a hush,
Look! the East is all a-blush;
And a growing crimson crest
Dims the late stars in the west;
Now, a flood of golden light
Sweeps across the silver night,
Swift the pale moon fades away
Before the light-girt King of Day,
See! the miracle is done!
Once more behold! The Sun!



James Weldon Johnson


James Weldon Johnson's other poems:
  1. O Black and Unknown Bards
  2. The Black Mammy
  3. The Temptress
  4. УLazyФ
  5. Deep in the Quiet Wood


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