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Poem by Countee Cullen


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.

Her mother pawned her wedding ring
To lay her out in white; 
SheТd be so proud sheТd dance and sing
to see herself tonight.



Countee Cullen


Countee Cullen's other poems:
  1. She of the Dancing Feet Sings
  2. Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds
  3. Karenge Ya Marenge
  4. The Wakeupworld
  5. From the Dark Tower


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