sunday bear: georgia douglas johnson

“Colette” by Muriel Townsend (Yes-No bear, tan merino wool, antique baby dress, velvet necklace, brooch, 1990. One of a kind.)


The Heart of a Woman
by Georgia Douglas Johnson

The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn,
As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on,
Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam
In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home.
The heart of a woman falls back with the night,
And enters some alien cage in its plight,
And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars
While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.

Source: The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems (The Cornhill Company, 1918)


♥ Today’s Sunday Bear Hug is brought to you, as ever, by your loyal friend Mr. Cornelius. His heart soars whenever he thinks of you. ☺

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8 thoughts on “sunday bear: georgia douglas johnson

  1. It seems like rather a sad poem today, Jama, that “lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on,” but it is beautiful. I love the bear, ‘Colette’. Her baby dress is wonderful to see. Have a lovely Sunday!


  2. Sad indeed, but Colette reminded me of the “Claudine” books, which I loved as a teen. I thought they were exotic and daring. I’ll have to go back and page through them someday. Happy Sunday!


  3. Awww. My heart just broke into tiny little pieces. It’s uplifting yet sad too at the same time. 😦 Will share this in my FB page.


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