Poems by George Moses Horton




From The Black Bard of North Carolina: George Moses Horton and His Poetry, edited by Joan Sherman. Copyright 1997, The University of North Carolina Press. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without the express permission of the Press. For additional information about this book, see the links below.


  • The Obstruction of Genius
  • The Poet's Feeble Petition
  • Excited from Reading the Obedience of Nature to Her Lord in the Vessel on the Sea
  • Division of an Estate
  • A Slave's Reflection on the Eve Before His Sale
  • Farewell to Frances
  • The Southern Refugee




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