To - G.D.J.

TO – G.D.J. BY – Angelina Grimke I like your little house And your little front door And your little doorknob That turns and turns and turns. I like the yellow softness Of your little parlor, I like the little blue lights In your little gas stove. I like the smell of your coffee When you bring it in On your oblong tray That is not little a bit. I like all the quick little lightnesses And quick little brightnesses Of your words, of your thoughts, Of your laughter, of your movements. I like your broken shell-rimmed glasses When you read your poems I like your poems; And most of all I like so very much The kindly little you The generous little you The gallant little you The lonely little you.

Dublin Core

Title

To - G.D.J.

Subject

African American authors; African American poets; Grimke?, Angelina Weld, 1880-1958; Sexual minorities

Description

Poem written by Angelina Grimké

Creator

Grimké, Angelina Weld, 1880-1958

Source

Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman memorial collection

Date

undated

Contributor

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Rights

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Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Archival materials

Identifier

auc.034.0036