Saturday, April 29, 2023

April Is National Poetry Month!

Featured in Teamwork magazine, The Associated Negro Press, and in The American Negro Poetry magazine.

This poem is from the libretto of “Troubled Island.” An opera written by Langston Hughes and William Grant Still.

I Dream a World

I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn.

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom's way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind –

of such I dream, my world!

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