The Heart of a Woman
The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o'er life's turrets and vales does it roam In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home. The heart of a woman falls back with the night, And enters some alien cage in its plight, And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.
This poem is in the public domain.
Georgia Douglas Johnson
Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late nineteenth century.
Date Published: 1918-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/heart-woman