Claude McKay

After the Winter 

by Claude McKay


White Dove by Livvy Catherine

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves
     And against the morning’s white
The shivering birds beneath the eaves
     Have sheltered for the night,
We’ll turn our faces southward, love,
     Toward the summer isle
Where bamboos spire the shafted grove
     And wide-mouthed orchids smile.


Winter Days

by Marcia Verleta

And we will seek the quiet hill
     Where towers the cotton tree,
And leaps the laughing crystal rill,
     And works the droning bee.
And we will build a cottage there
     Beside an open glade,
With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near,
     And ferns that never fade.

By Marcia Verleta

Claude McKay, “After the Winter” from Claude McKay: Complete Poems.

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