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Author: BONTEMPS, ARNA
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Bontemps, Arna    Poet's Biography
11 poems available by this author


A BLACK MAN TALKS OF REAPING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have sown beside all waters in my day
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


A NOTE OF HUMILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: When all our hopes are sown on stony ground
Last Line: An hour or two, but it will not be soon
Subject(s): African Americans; Liberty; Time; Negroes; American Blacks


BLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen a lovely thing
Last Line: But I hear the beating of dead boughs.


GETHSEMANE    Poem Text    
First Line: All that night I walked alone and wept
Last Line: I said your name but silence answered me
Subject(s): African Americans; Gethsemane; Negroes; American Blacks


GOLGOTHA IS A MOUNTAIN, A PURPLE MOUND       
First Line: Golgotha is a mountain, a purple mound


HOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet timber land
Last Line: And screaming bitterly?


LANCELOT       
First Line: The fruit of the orchard is over-ripe, elaine
Last Line: Least of all in the day of falling fruit
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Arthur, King


MY HEART HAS KNOWN ITS WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: A little while spring will claim its own
Last Line: My heart has known its winterand carried gall
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


NOCTURNE AT BETHESDA    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I saw an angel flying low
Subject(s): African Americans; Bible; Religion; Negroes; American Blacks; Theology


SOUTHERN MANSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Poplars are standing there still as death
Subject(s): African Americans; Haunted Houses; Southern States; Supernatural; Negroes; American Blacks; South (U.s.)


THE DAY-BREAKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are not come to wage a strife
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks