The Work of Afro-American Women
When I am gone,
Above me raise no lofty stone
Perfect in human handicraft,
No upward pointing, gleaming shaft.
Say this of me, and I shall be content,
That in the Master's work my life was spent;
Say not that I was either great or good,
But, Mary like, she hath done what she could.
From time to time there have appeared within the columns of the A.M.E. Review, Christian
Recorder, Ringwoods' Journal, The Monthly Review, New York Age, Our Women and Children,
and Howard's Magazine, poems of exquisite beauty. From these we quote, here and there, a gem