Poem of the day



jessieToday’s poem of the day is by Jessie Redmon Fauset.  She is best noted for serving as the literary editor of The Crisis  under W.E.B. Du Bois From 1919 to 1926 . Jessie Redmon Fauset was also the first African American Woman to join Phi Beta Kappa.  Although, she was a teacher throughout her lifetime she has contributed a large multitude of literary works including  four novels of her own.

Lolotte, Who Attires My Hair  by Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882-1961)

Lolotte, who attires my hair,
Lost her lover. Lolotte weeps;
Trails her hand before her eyes;
Hangs her head and mopes and sighs,
Mutters of the pangs of hell.
Fills the circumambient air
With her plaints and her despair.
Looks at me:
‘May you never know, Mam’selle
Love’s harsh cruelty.’

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