Sunday Poem ~

October 9, 2016

Before a Painting

James Weldon Johnson

About This Poem

“Before a Painting” was published in Fifty Years & Other Poems (The Cornhill Company, 1917).

James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida. His collections of poetry include God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Viking Press, 1927) and Saint Peter Relates an Incident of the Resurrection Day (Viking Press, 1930). He died on June 26, 1938.


Enjoy on this rainy, stay inside snuggled underneath a blanket, beside a pet – a special someone – and reading a good book 🙂


Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by te way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

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