Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen was an African-American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia

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.Countee Cullen...

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29 December