Here is a melancholy, little grey poem courtesy of the often brilliant Poem-a-Day website, written by Boston poet, Angelina Weld Grimké. Born in 1881, the poet was also a journalist, playwright, teacher, and author. She was a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance and one of the first African-American women to have one of her plays publicly performed. She died in New York City in 1958. I adore this poem. Love, Susie x


Little Grey Dreams, 

Little grey dreams
I sit at the ocean’s edge, 
At the grey ocean’s edge,  
With you in my lap. 

I launch you, one by one, 
    And one by one, 
      Little grey dreams, 
Under the grey, grey, clouds, 
Out on the grey, grey, sea,  
You go sailing away,  
From my empty lap, 
      Little grey dreams. 

Sailing! Sailing! 
Into the black, 
At the horizon’s edge.

Angela Weld Grimké