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Author: hayden, robert
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Hayden, Robert Earl    Poet's Biography
16 poems available by this author


A LETTER FROM PHILLIS WHEATLEY       
First Line: Dear obour / our crossing was without
Subject(s): Wheatley, Phillis (1753-1784)


A PLAGUE OF STARLINGS (FISK CAMPUS)    Poem Text    
First Line: Evenings I hear / the workmen fire
Subject(s): Fisk University; Starlings


EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ    Poem Text    
First Line: The icy evil that struck his father down
Subject(s): African Americans; Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925-1965); Negroes; American Blacks


FREDERICK DOUGLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
Subject(s): African Americans; Douglass, Frederick (1817-1895); Freedom; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


HOMAGE TO THE EMPRESS OF THE BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Because there was a man somewhere in a candystripe silk shirt
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Blues (Music); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Smith, Bessie (1894-1937); Negroes; American Blacks; Songs


MIDDLE PASSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jesus, estrella, esperanza, mercy
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


MOURNING POEM FOR THE QUEEN OF SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord's lost him his mockingbird
Subject(s): African Americans; Mourning; Negroes; American Blacks; Bereavement


NIGHT, DEATH, MISSISSIPPI    Poem Text    
First Line: A quavering cry. Screech-owl?
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; South (U.s.)


PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text    
First Line: We lay red roses on his grave
Subject(s): Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906)


RUNAGATE RUNAGATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Runs falls rises stumbles on from darkness into darkness
Subject(s): Slavery; Underground Railroad; Serfs


SOLEDAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked, he lies in the blinded room
Last Line: Oh swings: beyond complete immortal now.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Davis, Miles (1926-1991); Holiday, Billie (1915-1959); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Songs


SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING'    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody planted roses, he recalls
Subject(s): Summer


THE DIVER       
First Line: Sank through easeful
Subject(s): Scuba Diving; Sea; Sports; Ocean


THE NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS    Poem Text    
First Line: And so for nights
Subject(s): Cactus


THE WHIPPING    Poem Text    
First Line: The old woman across the way
Subject(s): Child Molesting; Hate; Child Abuse


THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Sundays too my father got up early
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Fathers; Home; Men; Sabbath; Winter; Childhood; Relatives; Sunday