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

So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,
And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.
My poetry, I should think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.
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.
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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