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

Flame-Heart

So much have I forgotten in ten years,
So much in ten brief years! I have forgot
What time the purple apples come to juice,
And what month brings the shy forget-me-not.
I have forgot the special, startling season
Of the pimento's flowering and fruiting;
What time of year the ground doves brown the fields
And fill the noonday with their curious fluting.
I have forgotten much, but still remember

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