James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

James Weldon Johnson Poems

1. A Banjo Song 4/2/2010
2. A Mid-Day Dreamer 4/2/2010
3. A Poet To His Baby Son 4/2/2010
4. An Explanation 4/2/2010
5. And The Greatest Of These Is War 4/2/2010
6. Beauty That Is Never Old 4/2/2010
7. Before A Painting 4/2/2010
8. Brer Rabbit You's De Cutes' Of 'Em All 4/2/2010
9. Brothers 4/2/2010
10. Dat Gal O' Mine 4/2/2010
11. De Little Pickaninny's Gone To Sleep 4/2/2010
12. Deep In The Quiet Wood 4/2/2010
13. Down By The Carib Sea 4/2/2010
14. Father, Father Abraham 4/2/2010
15. Fifty Years (1863-1913) 4/2/2010
16. Fragment 4/2/2010
17. From The German Of Uhland 4/2/2010
18. From The Spanish 4/2/2010
19. From The Spanish Of Placido 4/2/2010
20. Ghosts Of The Old Year 4/2/2010
21. Girl Of Fifteen 4/2/2010
22. Go Down, Death 1/20/2003
23. Her Eyes Twin Pools 4/2/2010
24. I Hear The Stars Still Singing 4/2/2010
25. July In Georgy 4/2/2010
26. Lazy 4/2/2010
27. Life 4/2/2010
28. Lift Every Voice And Sing 1/20/2003
29. Listen, Lord: A Prayer 1/20/2003
30. Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey 4/2/2010
31. Morning, Noon And Night 4/2/2010
32. Mother Night 4/2/2010
33. Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 4/2/2010
34. O Black And Unknown Bards 4/2/2010
35. O Southland! 4/2/2010
36. Omar 4/2/2010
37. Possum Song 4/2/2010
38. Prayer At Sunrise 4/2/2010
39. Sence You Went Away 4/2/2010
40. Sleep 4/2/2010

Comments about James Weldon Johnson

  • 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.

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

    this suck sooo hard that it skeeted

  • Allyson (12/13/2017 12:08:00 PM)

    I love poetry and James' poetry is amazingly beautiful.

  • Zoila T. Flores Zoila T. Flores (3/15/2014 10:42:00 PM)

    The Creation is the most original and creative poem that reflects Mr.Johnson's most precious talent. I love it!

  • E Winger (5/21/2010 5:17:00 PM)

    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.

  • Bill Vogt (10/31/2005 11:40:00 AM)

    James Weldon Johnson is one of the best poets in America's past.

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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