Sterling Allen Brown

(Washington D.C.)

Sterling Allen Brown Poems

1. Ma Rainey 7/3/2015
2. Southern Cop 8/13/2015
3. Southern Road 1/20/2003
4. Slim Greer In Hell 1/20/2003
5. Old Lem 1/20/2003
6. Riverbank Blues 1/20/2003

Comments about Sterling Allen Brown

  • Austin Dyson (5/4/2007 12:55:00 PM)

    I need to see the biography

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Best Poem of Sterling Allen Brown

Riverbank Blues

A man git his feet set in a sticky mudbank,
A man git dis yellow water in his blood,
No need for hopin', no need for doin',
Muddy streams keep him fixed for good.

Little Muddy, Big Muddy, Moreau and Osage,
Little Mary's, Big Mary's, Cedar Creek,
Flood deir muddy water roundabout a man's roots,
Keep him soaked and stranded and git him weak.

Lazy sun shinin' on a little cabin,
Lazy moon glistenin' over river trees;
Ole river whisperin', lappin' 'gainst de long roots:
"Plenty of rest and peace in these . . ."

Big mules, black loam, apple ...

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