Treasure Island

Martin Carter

(1927-1997 / Guyana)

Poems of Martin Carter

1. Bare Night Without Comfort 12/23/2007
2. Do Not Stare at Me 12/23/2007
3. For Angela Davis 12/23/2007
4. I Come from the Nigger Yard 12/23/2007
5. Not I With This Torn Shirt 12/23/2007
6. On a Child Killed by a Motor Car 12/23/2007
7. Playing Militia 12/23/2007
8. Shines the Beauty of My Darling 12/23/2007
9. This is the dark time, my love 12/23/2007
10. University of Hunger 12/23/2007

Do Not Stare at Me

Do not stare at me from your window, lady
do not stare and wonder where I came from
Born in this city was I, lady,
hearing the beetles at six o'clock

and the noisy cocks in the morning
when your hands rumple the bed sheet
and night is locked up the wardrobe.
My hands are full of lines

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