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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Who Is That A-walking in the Corn?
By Fenton Johnson
 
From “Three Negro Spirituals”

WHO is that a-walking in the corn?
I have looked to East and looked to West
But nowhere could I find Him who walks
  Master’s cornfield in the morning.
 
Who is that a-walking in the corn?        5
Is it Joshua, the son of Nun?—
Or King David come to fight the giant
  Near the cornfield in the morning?
 
Who is that a-walking in the corn?
Is it Peter jangling Heaven’s keys?—        10
Or old Gabriel come to blow his horn
  Near the cornfield in the morning?
 
Who is that a-walking in the corn?
I have looked to East and looked to West
But nowhere could I find Him who walks        15
  Master’s cornfield in the morning.
 
 
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