Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE REWARD, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON



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First Line: No greater earthly boon than this I crave
Last Line: "he sang a song that reached the hearts of men."
Subject(s): Death; Love; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Songs


No greater earthly boon than this I crave,
That those who some day gather 'round my grave,
In place of tears, may whisper of me then,
"He sang a song that reached the hearts of men."





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