Richard Wright Poems
- Five Haikus I am nobody: A red sinking autumn sun Took my ...
- Whitecaps On The Bay Whitecaps on the bay: A broken ...
- Haiku (21, 22, 24, 30 & 31) On winter mornings The candle ...
- Haiku (50, 51, 53, 57 & 58) One magnolia Landed upon ...
- Haiku (7, 11, 16, 18 & 20) Make up you mind, Snail! You are ...
- Haiku (67, 75, 78, 93 & 95) The day is so long That even ...
Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in the United States in ... more »
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I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.
I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.
With a twitching nose
A dog reads a telegram
On a wet tree trunk.
Burning autumn leaves,
I yearn to make the bonfire
Bigger and bigger.
A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had
And for what never was.