Claude McKay

(15 September 1889 – 22 May 1948 / Clarendon)

Claude McKay Poems

1. Two-An'-Six 4/3/2010
2. Joy In The Woods 3/21/2012
3. Winter In The Country 1/3/2003
4. Wild May 1/3/2003
5. Russian Cathedral 1/3/2003
6. To O.E.A. 1/3/2003
7. Homing Swallows 1/3/2003
8. Tormented 1/3/2003
9. To Winter 1/3/2003
10. Polarity 1/3/2003
11. When Dawn Comes To The City 1/3/2003
12. Subway Wind 1/3/2003
13. On A Primitive Canoe 1/3/2003
14. Spring In New Hampshire 1/3/2003
15. The Plateau 1/3/2003
16. Morning Joy 1/3/2003
17. Summer Morn In New Hampshire 1/3/2003
18. The Castaways 1/3/2003
19. One Year After 1/3/2003
20. Through Agony 1/3/2003
21. Poetry 1/3/2003
22. La Paloma In London 1/3/2003
23. To A Poet 1/3/2003
24. The Barrier 1/3/2003
25. Memorial 1/3/2003
26. To One Coming North 1/3/2003
27. Jasmines 1/3/2003
28. O Word I Love To Sing 1/3/2003
29. On The Road 1/3/2003
30. The Wild Goat 1/3/2003
31. On Broadway 1/3/2003
32. Song Of The Moon 1/3/2003
33. The Night-Fire 1/3/2003
34. In Bondage 1/3/2003
35. The White House 1/20/2003
36. The Easter Flower 1/3/2003
37. Futility 1/3/2003
38. When I Have Passed Away 1/3/2003
39. The Tropics In New York 1/3/2003
40. North And South 1/3/2003

Comments about Claude McKay

  • Mason Alvarez (3/23/2018 2:08:00 PM)

    HEY! i like to run around the school

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  • Stecy Pitchen (2/8/2018 12:23:00 PM)

    I found these poem quite interesting!

  • Daniel Johnson (2/5/2018 12:47:00 PM)

    i believe he is my great grand uncle... my grandma passed on the news to me.. so inspired by him! ! !

  • Herb Jacobson (12/31/2014 2:19:00 PM)

    MCKAY WROTE A POEM CALLED MY HOUSE. WHY IS IT NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LIST OF 80. IT IS A MAGNIFICENT AND INSPIRATIONAL POEM I HAVE BEEN PASSING ALONG FOR OVER 60 YEARS

  • Zeenat Fatima (9/16/2012 6:48:00 AM)

    really romantic poem.. :)

  • Rue Palmer Rue Palmer (8/2/2012 8:48:00 AM)

    went to school reading claude, , we are from the same parish in jamaica nd i even know his home town, , yes indeed here i am right by his side, ,

Best Poem of Claude McKay

If We Must Die

If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursèd lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly ...

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To A Poet

There is a lovely noise about your name,
Above the shoutings of the city clear,
More than a moment's merriment, whose claim
Will greater grow with every mellowed year.

The people will not bear you down the street,
Dancing to the strong rhythm of your words,
The modern kings will throttle you to greet
The piping voice of artificial birds.

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