Countee Cullen

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

Countee Cullen Poems

21. I Have A Rendezvous With Life 3/29/2010
22. Heritage 1/20/2003
23. Harlem Wine 3/29/2010
24. Fruit of the Flower 1/3/2003
25. From the Dark Tower 1/3/2003
26. For A Poet 1/3/2003
27. For A Lady I Know 1/3/2003
28. A Brown Girl Dead 10/6/2003

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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