Martin Carter

Rookie (1927-1997 / Guyana)

Martin Carter Poems

1. For Angela Davis 12/23/2007
2. Playing Militia 12/23/2007
3. Bare Night Without Comfort 12/23/2007
4. Shines The Beauty Of My Darling 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. Do Not Stare At Me 12/23/2007
8. University Of Hunger 12/23/2007
9. I Come From The Nigger Yard 12/23/2007
10. This Is The Dark Time, My Love 12/23/2007
Best Poem of Martin Carter

This Is The Dark Time, My Love

This is the dark time, my love,
All round the land brown beetles crawl about
The shining sun is hidden in the sky
Red flowers bend their heads in awful sorrow
This is the dark time, my love,
It is the season of oppression, dark metal, and tears.
It is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery
Everywhere the faces of men are strained and anxious
Who comes walking in the dark night time?
Whose boot of steel tramps down the slender grass
It is the man of death, my love, the stranger invader
Watching you sleep and aiming at your dream.

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