This poem also appears under a different title in Spring in New Hampshire 1920 [†] Claude McKay The Choice Claude McKay Spring in New Hampshire London Grant Richards Ltd. 1920 37 .
O you would clothe me in silken frocks
And house me from the cold,
And bind with bright bands my glossy locks,
And buy me chains of gold;
And give me—meekly to do my will—
The hapless sons of men:—
But the wild goat bounding on the barren hill
Droops in the grassy pen.