Thursday, April 20, 2023

April Is National Poetry Month  

This poem appeared in Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life in September 1935.

Call of Ethiopia


Lift your night-dark face,


Son of Sheba's race!

Your palm trees tall

And your mountains high

Are shade and shelter

To men who die

For freedom's sake--

But in the wake of your sacrifice

May all Africa arise

With blazing eyes and night-dark face

In answer to the call of Sheba's race:

Ethiopias free!

Be like me,

All of Africa,

Arise and be free!

All you black peoples,

Be free! Be free!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.