POEMS: “When I rise up”

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When I Rise Up

 

When I rise up above the earth,
And look down on the things that fetter me,
I beat my wings upon the air,
Or tranquil lie,
Surge after surge of potent strength
Like incense comes to me
When I rise up above the earth
And look down upon the things that fetter me.

 

Georgia Douglas Johnson, 18801966

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