Her love is true I know,
Much more true
Than angel’s love;
For angels love in heaven
Where a thousand harps
She loves in a tenement
Where the only music
Is the cry of street car brakes
And the toot of automobile horns
And the drip of a kitchen spigot
Her love is true I know.
From Caroling Dusk (Harper & Brothers, 1927), edited by Countee Cullen. This poem is in the public domain.