James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

Poems of James Weldon Johnson

41. Sonnet 4/2/2010
42. The Awakening 4/2/2010
43. The Black Mammy 4/2/2010
44. The Color Sergeant 4/2/2010
45. The Creation 1/20/2003
46. The Ghost of Deacon Brown 4/2/2010
47. The Gift to Sing 4/2/2010
48. The Glory of the Day Was In Her Face 4/2/2010
49. The Prodigal Son 4/2/2010
50. The Reward 4/2/2010
51. The Rivals 4/2/2010
52. The Seasons 4/2/2010
53. The Suicide 4/2/2010
54. The Temptress 4/2/2010
55. The White Witch 4/2/2010
56. The Word Of An Engineer 4/2/2010
57. The Young Warrior 4/2/2010
58. To America 4/2/2010
59. To Horace Bumstead 4/2/2010
60. Vashti 4/2/2010

The Creation

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.

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