I liked the poem because it does a lot to represent how life was for black people at the time that it was written. It hurt to read a bit because even now we have come so far but people are still incredibly racist and judge people left and right based off of their looks or something they can’t control.
I think the author was trying to make people see how brutal humans were being to each other by using something as fragile and beautiful as nature as a metaphor. I think this is a good approach because sadly more people connected to nature than probably cared much about their black neighbors.
This reminded me a lot about to kill a mockingbird and tom because Tom is so automatically judged and most of his neighbors and people who surrounded him who were white wanted him to die, some people even came to lynch him.