Maybe some had thought I hoped too much
And dreamed a dream that never would come
Reasoning from what they saw and such
Trends as might confirm their points of
In dreams, however, one creates what is
Not from what one sees but what one
Like light, from the Lord's dream
sprung, now All, as His
Undying Word the void unending fills.
Then look! Look! What miracles occur!
Here we have a black man judged upon
Exactly as I dreamed -- his
Regardless of his skin! And he has
Know, then, that the dream for which I
In time became the ground for what I
New realities require dreams
Given to us not as ends but
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