The Book of American Negro Poetry eBook

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WATKINS, LUCIAN B., was born in Virginia.  He served overseas in the great war and lost his health.  He died in 1921.  He was the author of a large number of uncollected poems.


After the Winter
And What Shall You Say? 
At the Carnival
At the Closed Gate of Justice

Band of Gideon, The
Banjo Player, The
Barrier, The
Before the Feast of Shushan
Big Bell in Zion, The
Black Mammies
Butterfly in Church, A

Calling the Doctor
Children of the Sun
Christmas at Melrose
Christmas Eve in France
Corn Song, The
Creation, The
Cunjah Man, De

Dawn’s Awake!  The
Dead Fires
Death Song, A
Debt, The
Del Cascar
Dogwood Blossoms
Dream and the Song
Drum Majah, De
Dusk Song

Feet of Judas, The
Fifty Years

Harlem Dancer, The
Harlem Shadows
Haunted Oak, The
Heart of a Woman, The
Hills of Sewanee, The
Hog Meat

If We Must Die
Indignation Dinner, An
In the Matter of Two Men
Ironic:  LL.D. 
Is It Because I Am Black? 
’Ittle Touzle Head
It Was Not Fate
I Want to Die While You Love Me

Keep Me, Jesus, Keep Me

La Vie C’est la Vie
Litany of Atlanta, A
Little Brown Baby
Little Cabin, A
Lost Illusions
Lover’s Lane
Lynching, The

Miss Melerlee
Mother Night
My Hero
My Little Dreams

Negro Love Song, A
Negro Poets
Negro Serenade
Negro Singer, The
Negro Soldiers, The
New Day, The

O Black and Unknown Bards
Ol’ Doc’ Hyar
O Southland

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Prayer, A

Rain Music
Rain Song, The
Road to the Bow, The
Rubinstein Staccato Etude, The

Sandy Star and Willie Gee
Scarlet Woman, The
Sence You Went Away
Ships That Pass in the Night
Sic Vita
Song of Thanks, A
Sprin’ Fevah
Spring in New Hampshire
Stanzas from The Fledgling Bard and the Poetry Society
Star of Ethiopia
Summer Magic

Teacher, The
Time to Die
Tired Worker, The
To a Skull
To O. E. A
To Our Friends
To the White Fiends
Turn Me to My Yellow Leaves
Two Points of View

Uncle Eph’s Banjo Song

Washer-Woman, The
’Weh Down Souf
When de Co’n Pone’s Hot
When Ol’ Sis Judy Pray
White Witch, The
Why Adam Sinned
Wife-Woman, The
Winter Is Coming


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