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The Creation is the most original and creative poem that reflects Mr.Johnson's most precious talent. I love it!
I learned The Creation in high school in approximately 1966 - I have never forgotten it - back then, I had typed it out on a typewriter and it is still on my bookshelf. One of my most favorite poems ever.
James Weldon Johnson is one of the best poets in America's past.
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 seeDarkness covered everything,Blacker than a hundred midnightsDown in a cypress swamp.