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A Brown Girl Dead by Countee Cullen
12022-01-08T08:15:08-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-01-08T08:15:08-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1With 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; She'd be so proud she'd dance and sing To see herself tonight.
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12022-01-08T09:46:54-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Countee Cullen, "Color" (full text) (1925)Amardeep Singh8Full text of book of poetry published by Countee Cullen, 1925plain2022-08-03T16:23:59-04:0001/01/1925Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1