Greenness by Angelina Weld Grimké
Tell me is there anything lovelier,
Anything more quieting
Than the green of little blades of grass
And the green of little leaves?
Is not each leaf a cool green hand,
Is not each blade of grass a mothering green finger,
Hushing the heart that beats and beats and beats?
“Caroling Dusk: an Anthology of Verse by Black Poets.” Edited by Countee Cullen.