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Claude McKay

(15 September 1889 – 22 May 1948 / Clarendon)

Poems of Claude McKay

1. A Memory of June 1/3/2003
2. A Prayer 1/3/2003
3. A Red Flower 1/3/2003
4. Absence 1/3/2003
5. Adolescence 1/3/2003
6. Africa 1/3/2003
7. After the Winter 1/3/2003
8. Alfonso, Dressing to Wait at Table 1/3/2003
9. America 1/3/2003
10. Baptism 1/3/2003
11. Birds of Prey 1/3/2003
12. Commemoration 1/3/2003
13. Courage 1/3/2003
14. Dawn in New York 1/3/2003
15. December, 1919 1/3/2003
16. Enslaved 1/3/2003
17. Exhortation: Summer 1919 1/3/2003
18. Flame-Heart 1/3/2003
19. Flirtation 1/3/2003
20. Flower of Love 1/3/2003

White Houses

Your door is shut against my tightened face,
And I am sharp as steel with discontent;
But I possess the courage and the grace
To bear my anger proudly and unbent.
The pavement slabs burn loose beneath my feet,
A chafing savage, down the decent street;
And passion rends my vitals as I pass,
Where boldly shines your shuttered door of glass.
Oh, I must search for wisdom every hour,

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