Since Poets have told of sunset, 
What is left for me to tell?
I can only say that I saw the day
Press crimson lips to the horizon gray, 
And kiss the earth farewell.


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on August 8, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem

“Sunset” appeared in Negro Poets and Their Poems (Associated Publishers, 1923).