Brotherhood –

Come, brothers all! Shall we not wend The blind-way of our prison-world By sympathy entwined? Shall we not make The bleak way for each other’s sake Less rugged and unkind? O let each throbbing heart repeat The faint note of another’s beat To lift a chanson for the feet That stumble down life’s checkered street.… Read More Brotherhood –

After the Winter – Claude McKay, 1889 – 1948

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves And against the morning’s white The shivering birds beneath the eaves Have sheltered for the night, We’ll turn our faces southward, love, Toward the summer isle Where bamboos spire to shafted grove And wide-mouthed orchids smile. And we will seek the quiet hill Where towers the cotton… Read More After the Winter – Claude McKay, 1889 – 1948