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Newsome, Mary Effie Lee   
Alternate Author Name(s): Newsome, Effie Lee
41 poems available by this author


BACK       
First Line: When I come back from summer camp
Last Line: My tallness when I went away


BAKER'S BOY       
First Line: The baker's boy delivers loaves
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


BEFORE THE WHITE ROUND MOON       
Last Line: That couldn't quite jump through


BIRD IN THE CAGE       
First Line: I am not better than my brother over the way
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


BOB WHITE ALL RIGHT       
First Line: It seems to me the quiet quail


BRONZE LEGACY (TO A BROWN BOY)       
First Line: Tis a noble gift to be brown, all brown
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


CHANGE       
First Line: There's been the strangest kind of change
Last Line: Have turned to bright red riding hoods


EXODUS       
First Line: Rank fennel and broom
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


FIREFLY LIGHTS, SELS       
First Line: At dull blue dusk
Last Line: Bright fireflies flash their silver green


FLAKES AND DROPS       
First Line: The snow comes down in little flakes
Last Line: And goes to moisten crops


GEESE       
First Line: I saw some geese go strutting by
Last Line: And each had boots of orange on


GOLDEN GARDEN SPIDER       
Last Line: Somehow, sometimes-I wish it would


IN ALL OTHER STUDIES THEY'D BALK       
First Line: Proff' pea-green, the parrot
Last Line: In all other studies they'd balk


MAGI CALL HIM KING; A CHRISTMAS SONG       
First Line: O shepherds, while you watch your flocks
Last Line: Though he be called 'good shepherd' too, %the magi call him king
Subject(s): Christmas


MATTINATA       
First Line: When I think of the hosts little ones
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


MEMORY       
First Line: I have seen the robins
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


MORNING LIGHT (THE DEW-DRIER)    Poem Text    
First Line: Brother to the firefly
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


MORNING LIGHT (THE DEW-DRIER)       
First Line: Brother to the firefly
Last Line: Shall shape the earth for that fresh dawning %after the dews of blood?
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


OLD COMMODORE QUIVER       
First Line: Old commodore quiver %went down to the river
Last Line: No, he hadn't one notion at all


PANSY       
First Line: Oh, the blue blue bloom
Subject(s): Pansies


PEPPERMINT CANDY MARCH       
Last Line: The hungry mice would all come out
Subject(s): Christmas


PIGEONS       
First Line: The pigeons find so much to eat
Last Line: That they must nibble as they go!


PIGEONS AND PEOPLE       
First Line: The pigeons' feet are grayish red
Last Line: The people swing their arms instead


QUILT       
First Line: I have the greatest fun at night
Subject(s): Quilts


QUOITS       
First Line: In wintertime I have such fun
Last Line: He beats them, easily


SASSAFRAS TEA       
First Line: The sass'fras tea is red and clear
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


SKY PICTURES       
First Line: Sometimes a right white mountain
Subject(s): Sky


SNOW       
First Line: The snow's a courteous visitor
Last Line: It never snores or makes a sound


SNOW PRINTS       
First Line: Along the paths my overshoes
Last Line: To ever make them really stay


STRANGE       
First Line: It makes no difference when I wake
Last Line: Has always been a mystery


THROUGH THE HOLLY WREATH       
First Line: I peeped once through a holly wreath
Last Line: His lips were smiling, I could see, %in holly berry reds
Subject(s): Christmas


TULIP UMBRELLAS       
First Line: Tulip umbrellas, gold and red
Last Line: It's different with a flower


TURTLE WITH A TINY HEAD       
Last Line: And folding legs and hiding head!


TWO FIREFLY SONGS, SELS       
First Line: The firefly %goes flashing by
Last Line: A jewel in the dark


VIOLETS       
First Line: The sunflowers wear great gold farm hats
Last Line: On highways or in woods


WALK       
First Line: A ladybird went for a walk
Last Line: Until her feet were worn


WILD ROSES       
First Line: What! Roses growing in a meadow
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women


WINTER MORNING       
First Line: Who wrapped the moon
Last Line: When all the pale south sky looked cold


WINTER SHADOWS       
First Line: Night shadows of the trees streak snow
Last Line: The old ones that have cracks


WRITING       
First Line: Bare boughs look like black pencil marks
Last Line: And loops and curves and curlicues


YOUNG BIRDS' MOUTHS       
First Line: A nestful of birds' mouths
Last Line: And so did my eyes