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Author: johnson, helene
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Johnson, Helene    Poet's Biography
9 poems available by this author


BOTTLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Upstairs on the third floor / of the 135th street library / in harlem
Last Line: Gee, that poor shine!
Variant Title(s): Bottled: New York
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


FULFILLMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: To climb a hill that hungers for the sky
Last Line: And to die bleeding -- consummate with life.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me be buried in the rain
Last Line: Grow high above my head.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


MAGALU    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer comes / the ziczac hovers
Last Line: For a creed that will not let you dance?
Variant Title(s): Magula
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Missionaries & Missions


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Little brown boy / slim, dark, big-eyed
Last Line: You are.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Children; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


REMEMBER NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember not the promises we made
Last Line: Let love's beginning expiate love's end.


SONNET TO A NEGRO IN HARLEM    Poem Text    
First Line: You are disdainful and magnificent
Last Line: You are too splendid for this city street.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Americans; Harlem (New York City); United States; Negroes; American Blacks; America


SUMMER MATURES    Poem Text    
First Line: The brilliant-bellied newt flashes
Last Line: Come.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, little road all whirry in the breeze
Last Line: Rise to one brimming golden, spilling cry!
Subject(s): African Americans - Women