Countee Cullen

(30 May 1903 – 9 January 1946 / New York)

Poems of Countee Cullen

1. A Brown Girl Dead 10/6/2003
2. For A Lady I Know 1/3/2003
3. For A Poet 1/3/2003
4. From the Dark Tower 1/3/2003
5. Fruit of the Flower 1/3/2003
6. Harlem Wine 3/29/2010
7. Heritage 1/20/2003
8. I Have A Rendezvous With Life 3/29/2010
9. In Memory Of Col. Charles Young 3/29/2010
10. Incident 1/3/2003
11. Karenge Ya Marenge 3/29/2010
12. Lines To My Father 3/29/2010
13. Saturday's Child 1/3/2003
14. She Of The Dancing Feet Sings 3/29/2010
15. Simon the Cyrenian Speaks 1/3/2003
16. Song In Spite Of Myself 3/29/2010
17. Tableau 3/29/2010
18. That Bright Chimeric Beast 1/3/2003
19. The Loss of Love 1/3/2003
20. The Shroud of Color 1/20/2003

Fruit of the Flower

My father is a quiet man
With sober, steady ways;
For simile, a folded fan;
His nights are like his days.
My mother's life is puritan,
No hint of cavalier,
A pool so calm you're sure it can
Have little depth to fear.

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