James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

James Weldon Johnson Poems

1. To Horace Bumstead 4/2/2010
2. Voluptas 4/2/2010
3. Possum Song 4/2/2010
4. Venus In The Garden 4/2/2010
5. Vashti 4/2/2010
6. Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 4/2/2010
7. O Southland! 4/2/2010
8. The Temptress 4/2/2010
9. Omar 4/2/2010
10. The Rivals 4/2/2010
11. Sleep 4/2/2010
12. The Ghost Of Deacon Brown 4/2/2010
13. Sonnet 4/2/2010
14. Life 4/2/2010
15. The Seasons 4/2/2010
16. The Gift To Sing 4/2/2010
17. Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey 4/2/2010
18. The Young Warrior 4/2/2010
19. The Glory Of The Day Was In Her Face 4/2/2010
20. The Color Sergeant 4/2/2010
21. The White Witch 4/2/2010
22. You's Sweet To Yo' Mammy De Same 4/2/2010
23. The Suicide 4/2/2010
24. Sence You Went Away 4/2/2010
25. O Black And Unknown Bards 4/2/2010
26. Morning, Noon And Night 4/2/2010
27. Mother Night 4/2/2010
28. The Word Of An Engineer 4/2/2010
29. Prayer At Sunrise 4/2/2010
30. The Black Mammy 4/2/2010
31. Lazy 4/2/2010
32. To America 4/2/2010
33. Ghosts Of The Old Year 4/2/2010
34. The Awakening 4/2/2010
35. The Reward 4/2/2010
36. July In Georgy 4/2/2010
37. Her Eyes Twin Pools 4/2/2010
38. Down By The Carib Sea 4/2/2010
39. A Banjo Song 4/2/2010
40. From The German Of Uhland 4/2/2010

Comments about James Weldon Johnson

  • tboss (3/11/2019 3:46:00 PM)

    you sir are the least needed person on earth trump

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  • thanh (3/11/2019 3:46:00 PM)

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  • trumpboss the 2nd (3/11/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    He was an idiot, he was stupid, he was in no way better than me

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  • Tboss (3/6/2019 9:36:00 AM)

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  • makyren-tyler-wells (1/28/2019 10:25:00 AM)

    he was a good man

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  • ELOISE BROWN (10/6/2018 11:24:00 AM)

    LOVE THIS POEM REMEMBER IT FROM WHEN I WAS SMALL IN MY CHURCH.

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  • A. Faithful (3/3/2018 6:08:00 PM)

    The Creation was sold in a hardcover book and sold by Hallmark Cards in the 1970's. My mother bought that book for me. I loved it then. I love it now.

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  • jackson fineleeder (2/23/2018 8:25:00 AM)

    this suck sooo hard that it skeeted

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  • Allyson (12/13/2017 12:08:00 PM)

    I love poetry and James' poetry is amazingly beautiful.

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Best Poem of James Weldon Johnson

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.

Then God smiled,
And the light broke,
And the darkness rolled up on one side,
And the light stood shining on the other,
And God said: That's good!

Then God reached out and took the light in his hands,
And God rolled the light around in his hands
Until he made the sun;
And he set that sun a-blazing in the heavens.
And...

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A Mid-Day Dreamer

I love to sit alone, and dream,
And dream, and dream;
In fancy's boat to softly glide
Along some stream
Where fairy palaces of gold
And crystal bright
Stand all along the glistening shore:
A wondrous sight.

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