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Happy Birthday Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday Langston!

My students and I will read some of your words tomorrow. They love you and can relate to you.They memorize you without me instructing them to do so.   60 more words

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Una Marson - "There Will Come A Time"

“Each race that breathes the air of God’s fair world
Is so bound up within its little self,
So jealous for material wealth and power… 86 more words

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Una Marson - Poetry: "Politeness"

by Una Marson

They tell us

That our skin is black

But our hearts are white.

We tell them

That their skin is white… 7 more words

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Una Marson's Poems


Following on from my previous post about Una Marson,try as I might, it is almost impossible to find any poems on the Internet by Una Marson. 131 more words

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Una Marson: 6 February 1905 - 6 May 1965

Una Marson

Una Marson was born and grew up in Jamaica. After her work on the editorial staff of the Jamaica Critic in 1926, she founded her own magazine The Cosmopolitan, which she also edited. 474 more words

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A Memory of June by Claude McKay

“… body was a lute
Whereon my passion played his fevered song”.  Wow!  Amazing poetry!

A Memory of June

When June comes dancing o’er the death of May, 155 more words

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Spring in New Hampshire by Claude McKay

Spring in New Hampshire
Too green the springing April grass,
Too blue the silver-speckled sky,
For me to linger here, alas,
While happy winds go laughing by, 47 more words

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