by Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946)

A brown girl dead
Language: English 
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;
She'd be so proud she'd dance and sing
to see herself tonight. 

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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-13
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