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James Weldon Johnson, ed. (1871–1938).  The Book of American Negro Poetry.  1922.
 
Sic Vita
 
William Stanley Braithwaite
 
 
HEART free, hand free,
  Blue above, brown under,
All the world to me
  Is a place of wonder.
Sun shine, moon shine,        5
  Stars, and winds a-blowing,
All into this heart of mine
  Flowing, flowing, flowing!
 
Mind free, step free,
  Days to follow after,        10
Joys of life sold to me
  For the price of laughter.
Girl’s love, man’s love,
  Love of work and duty,
Just a will of God’s to prove        15
  Beauty, beauty, beauty!
 

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