Countee Cullen

(30 May 1903 – 9 January 1946 / New York)

Countee Cullen Poems

1. Incident 1/3/2003
2. A Brown Girl Dead 10/6/2003
3. The Wise 1/3/2003
4. Heritage 1/20/2003
5. Fruit of the Flower 1/3/2003
6. From the Dark Tower 1/3/2003
7. Saturday's Child 1/3/2003
8. The Loss of Love 1/3/2003
9. Yet Do I Marvel 1/3/2003
10. For A Lady I Know 1/3/2003
11. For A Poet 1/3/2003
12. The Shroud of Color 1/20/2003
13. Simon the Cyrenian Speaks 1/3/2003
14. To Certain Critics 1/3/2003
15. That Bright Chimeric Beast 1/3/2003
16. Tableau 3/29/2010
17. Harlem Wine 3/29/2010
18. Song In Spite Of Myself 3/29/2010
19. To A Brown Boy 3/29/2010
20. Thoughts In A Zoo 3/29/2010

A Brown Girl Dead

With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
Dark Madonna of the grave she rests;
Lord Death has found her sweet.

Her mother pawned her wedding ring
To lay her out in white;
She'd be so proud she'd dance and sing
to see herself tonight.

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