The Heart of a Woman

"The Heart of a Woman" is the third song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Nightsongs: Six Afro-American Songs.

Date: 1961Composer: H. Leslie AdamsText: Georgia Douglas JohnsonSong Collection: Nightsongs

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    The Heart of a Woman
    by Georgia Douglas Johnson

    The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn,t
    As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on,t
    Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roamt
    In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home.t

    The heart of a woman falls back with the night,
    And enters some alien cage in its plight,t
    And tries to forget it has dreamed of the starst
    While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.t

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