Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Dreams of the Dreamer

The Dreams of the Dreamer
By Georgia Douglas Johnson

The dreams of the dreamer
   Are life-drops that pass
The break in the heart
   To the soul’s hour-glass.

The songs of the singer
   Are tones that repeat
The cry of the heart
   ‘Till it ceases to beat.

Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 10, 1880. Her collections of poetry include The Heart of a Woman (Cornhill Company, 1918) and Share My World (Halfway House, 1962). She died in 1966.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Short but sweet. This poet is new to me. Thank you for sharing. :)