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Friday, January 3, 2003

The City's Love

Rating: 2.8
For one brief golden moment rare like wine,
The gracious city swept across the line;
Oblivious of the color of my skin,
Forgetting that I was an alien guest,
She bent to me, my hostile heart to win,
Caught me in passion to her pillowy breast;
The great, proud city, seized with a strange love,
Bowed down for one flame hour my pride to prove.
Claude McKay
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Glen Kappy 20 October 2017
For one brief golden moment rare like wine, The gracious city swept across the line; Oblivious of the color of my skin, Forgetting that I was an alien guest... this is sad, people, sad that a person's skin color would be an issue, would skew one's perspective. i'm glad the poet had that golden moment. sad that others would be withheld or, worse, be frightening or brutal. and mad we're still having to deal with this prejudice in my own country but not limited, not nearly, to my own country. -gk
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Susan Williams 20 October 2017
I wish they would find another voice to read these great poems
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Sourav Khatua 20 October 2017
Such a thoughtful and didactic poem. Its an all read poem. A nice job by a highly appreciated poet. Well done and congratulations for being chosen
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 20 October 2017
A short witty poem. Very nice.
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 October 2017
Golden moment! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 October 2017
Fantastic expression. Touching and interesting. Beautiful poem.
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Graciel Nocos 20 October 2017
Very nice. I was waiting for the next line then i realized its just that short
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 October 2017
Very nice. The city still has a nice feeling for you and does not take you as an alien. 'She bent to me, my hostile heart to win, Caught me in passion to her pillowy breast; '.. is very nice.Enjoyed.
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Binayakumar Mohanty 20 October 2017
Excellent expression.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 October 2017
Such an interesting poem by Claude McKay....
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