Martin Carter

Rookie (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

Playing Militia

Even in that place of final exile
among tombs, and mechanical inscriptions,
each leaf is a different green,
flower of a different kind
of red and yellow; also each ripe fruit
tumult of a really different seed
there, in that place.

Outside in the traffic

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