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A Brown Girl Dead - Poem by Countee Cullen

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.


Comments about A Brown Girl Dead by Countee Cullen

  • Gold Star - 12,707 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (1/23/2015 11:54:00 PM)

    It is more than beauty the sense of my dancing facing me alone. Only death could offer us such opportunity. Poet has oriented the beauty with unique sophistication simply with the objects two flowers and candle. Can't I felt while reading the dead is naked with every skin and flesh. It's classic art of representation, perhaps. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,013 Points John Richter (1/23/2015 6:26:00 AM)

    Incredibly sad this - but also incredibly touching. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 96,078 Points Rajnish Manga (1/23/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    Through this small but sweet poem the poet has paid rich tributes to a poor girl who died very young. The emotion scene before she is laid to rest is extremely moving. (Report) Reply

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