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Project Gutenberg's Fifty years & Other Poems, by James Weldon Johnson This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Fifty years & Other Poems Author: James Weldon Johnson Commentator: Brander Matthews Release Date: March 1, 2006 [EBook #17884] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FIFTY YEARS & OTHER POEMS *** Produced by Suzanne Shell, Sankar Viswanathan, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net FIFTY YEARS & OTHER POEMS BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON AUTHOR OF "THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN," ETC. _With an Introduction by_ BRANDER MATTHEWS THE CORNHILL COMPANY BOSTON 1917 To G. N. F. ACKNOWLEDGMENT For permission to reprint certain poems in this book thanks are due to the editors and proprietors of the _Century Magazine_, the _Independent_, _The Crisis_, _The New York Times_, and the following copyright holders, G. Ricordi and Company, G. Schirmer and Company, and Joseph W. Stern and Company. CONTENTS Fifty Years To America O Black and Unknown Bards O Southland To Horace Bumstead The Color Sergeant The Black Mammy Father, Father Abraham Brothers Fragment The White Witch Mother Night The Young Warrior The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face From the Spanish of Placido From the Spanish From the German of Uhland Before a Painting I Hear the Stars Still Singing Girl of Fifteen The Suicide Down by the Carib Sea I. Sunrise in the Tropics II. Los Cigarillos III. Teestay IV. The Lottery Girl V. The Dancing Girl VI. Sunset in the Tropics The Greatest of These Is War A Mid-Day Dreamer The Temptress Ghosts of the Old Year The Ghost of Deacon Brown Lazy Omar Deep in the Quiet Wood Voluptas The Word of an Engineer Life Sleep Prayer at Sunrise The Gift to Sing Morning,
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