Claude McKay

(15 September 1889 – 22 May 1948 / Clarendon)

Claude McKay Poems

1. If We Must Die 1/3/2003
2. America 1/3/2003
3. Enslaved 1/3/2003
4. A Red Flower 1/3/2003
5. A Memory of June 1/3/2003
6. Flame-Heart 1/3/2003
7. Courage 1/3/2003
8. Flower of Love 1/3/2003
9. Africa 1/3/2003
10. Harlem Shadows 1/3/2003
11. I Shall Return 1/3/2003
12. Dawn in New York 1/3/2003
13. Romance 1/3/2003
14. The Lynching 1/3/2003
15. The Harlem Dancer 1/3/2003
16. Outcast 1/3/2003
17. Exhortation: Summer 1919 1/3/2003
18. December, 1919 1/3/2003
19. After the Winter 1/3/2003
20. A Prayer 1/3/2003

To a Poet

There is a lovely noise about your name,
Above the shoutings of the city clear,
More than a moment's merriment, whose claim
Will greater grow with every mellowed year.

The people will not bear you down the street,
Dancing to the strong rhythm of your words,
The modern kings will throttle you to greet
The piping voice of artificial birds.

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