Rank fennel and broom
Grown wanly beside
The cottage and room
We once occupied,
But sold for the snows!
The dahoon berry weeps in blood,
Watched by the crow—
I’ve seen both grow
In those weird wastes of Dixie!
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on February 27, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.
“Exodus” appeared in the Crisis XXIX, no. 3 (January, 1925).