Top 100 Poems About: AFRICA
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1.A Far Cry From Africa
A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa, Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
Corpses are scattered through a paradise. read more »Derek Walcott
2.Harlem [dream Deferred]
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun? read more »Langston Hughes
3.A Memorial Of Africa
Upon a rock I sat-a mountain-side,
Far, far forsaken of the old sea's lip; read more »George MacDonald
4.A Toast To Africa
From a goblet of rarest and richest red gold,
Encrusted with jewels of value untold, read more »Carrie Williams Clifford
Childhood rememberances are
always a drag if you're Black read more »Nikki Giovanni
6.A Negro Love Song
Seen my lady home las' night,
Jump back, honey, jump back.
Hel' huh han' an' sque'z it tight,
Jump back, honey, jump back. read more »Paul Laurence Dunbar
7.An Echo From Africa
Da ruction happen by Nicko's place
Las' week, in da deada da night.
Da copper he very near cop da case
Accounta da fish-shop fight read more »Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
8.Homage To My Hips
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little read more »Lucille Clifton
9.An African Elegy
In the groves of Africa from their natural wonder
the wildebeest, zebra, the okapi, the elephant, read more »Robert Duncan
A thousand years of darkness in her face,
She turns at last from out the centurys' blight
Of labored moan and dull oppression's might,
To slowly mount the rugged path and trace read more »Joseph Seamon Cotter
11.A Trip Through Africa
All the noises, all the sounds, asleep.
Under seven streams sleeps fear.
And the elephant, so deep in sleep,
That you can sneak up, cut off his ear. read more »Abraham Sutzkever
— "mu" fifth part —
His they their
we, their he
his was but if read more »Nathaniel Mackey