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Robert Hayden

(4 August 1913 – 25 February 1980 / Detroit)

Poems of Robert Hayden

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) 1/20/2003
2. Frederick Douglass 1/3/2003
3. Full Moon 1/3/2003
4. Middle Passage 1/3/2003
5. Monet's Waterlilies 1/3/2003
6. Mourning Poem For The Queen Of Sunday 4/6/2010
7. O Daedalus, Fly Away Home 1/3/2003
8. Perseus 1/20/2003
9. Runagate Runagate 1/3/2003
10. Soledad 1/3/2003
11. The Ballad Of Nat Turner 4/6/2010
12. The Prisoners 1/3/2003
13. The Whipping 1/3/2003
14. Those Winter Sundays 1/3/2003
15. Witch Doctor 4/6/2010

Runagate Runagate

Runs falls rises stumbles on from darkness into darkness
and the darkness thicketed with shapes of terror
and the hunters pursuing and the hounds pursuing
and the night cold and the night long and the river
to cross and the jack-muh-lanterns beckoning beckoning
and blackness ahead and when shall I reach that somewhere
morning and keep on going and never turn back and keep on going

         Runagate

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