Countee Cullen

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Countee Cullen was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Early life

Countee Cullen was possibly born on May 30, although due to conflicting accounts of his early life, a general application of the year of his birth as 1903 is reasonable. He was either born in New York, Baltimore, or Lexington, Kentucky, w ...
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Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.
The Loss Of Love
All through an empty place I go,
And find her not in any room;
The candles and the lamps I light
Go down before a wind of gloom.
A Brown Girl Dead
With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
Dark Madonna of the grave she rests;
Lord Death has found her sweet.
Fruit Of The Flower
My father is a quiet man
With sober, steady ways;
For simile, a folded fan;
His nights are like his days.
The Wise
Dead men are wisest, for they know
How far the roots of flowers go,
How long a seed must rot to grow.


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Micah Baker 18 November 2020
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caca man #2 29 May 2019
y'all are weird.............
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Don''t be Scared 20 May 2019
LOL- -only if those old English men knew that a black girl would bring a black seed closer to the crown. Them racist bastards would keel over! History is funny.
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Caca Man 20 May 2019
I like to talk about, think about, take big poops, and think about girls pooping. I won't eat your though.
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l like it the n word
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Benjamin Bonano 09 April 2019
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Jacob Powell 28 February 2019
big peepee see big peepee do. I go to homestead high school in Mequon Wisconsin.
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Logan Knecht 28 February 2019
This poem is trash. I would rather watch jacob powell loose at team sniper 2 games. I would also like to kill jacobs boyfriend
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Jacob Powell 28 February 2019
I write poems about gay
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