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James Weldon Johnson, ed. (1871–1938).  The Book of American Negro Poetry.  1922.
 
Rhapsody
 
William Stanley Braithwaite
 
 
I AM glad daylong for the gift of song,
For time and change and sorrow;
For the sunset wings and the world-end things
Which hang on the edge of to-morrow.
I am glad for my heart whose gates apart        5
Are the entrance-place of wonders,
Where dreams come in from the rush and din
Like sheep from the rains and thunders.
 

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