Harlem Shadows: The Poems of Claude McKay, with an introduction by Max Eastman (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1922): 29. PS 3525 A24785 H3 Robarts Library.
1Last night I heard your voice, mother,
2 The words you sang to me
3When I, a little barefoot boy,
4 Knelt down against your knee.
5And tears gushed from my heart, mother,
6 And passed beyond its wall,
7But though the fountain reached my throat
8 The drops refused to fall.
9'Tis ten years since you died, mother,
10 Just ten dark years of pain,
11And oh, I only wish that I
12 Could weep just once again.
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