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Countee Cullen
(1903-1946) born on
May 30
US poet. He wrote "Color," 1925 and "The Black Christ," 1930.
         
   
F
Your love to me was like an unread book . . .

R
So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,
And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.
A
My poetry, I should think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.
N
There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call the "breaks." In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things -- read and write -- and wait.
K
The play is done, the crowds depart; and see
That twisted tortured thing hung from a tree,
Swart victim of a newer Calvary.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Bright Bindings," "The Black Christ and Other Poems," 1929.
R: "From the Dark Tower," "Copper Sun," 1927.
A: "Christian Scientist Monitor," 23 Oct 1925.
N: Interview by James Baldwin; in "De Witt Clinton High School Magpie," Winter 1942.
K: "Colors."
   


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